Only reeason people would hate on this is if the Aether team actually updated...which is looking more and more unlikely. And I don't know about you, but, I really got bored od playign the Aether in, what was it, 1.2.5, with all the bugs it had in the plain game, as well as the mod (despawning birds that took a lot to raise? No thank you). Not that I am unthankful for the Aether...but it felt like ab it of a letdown to have this grand mod made, almost done, just needing a few tweaks...and never be touched again.
Obviously you havnt seen there FB page
here is a link