2.4 is a lot like watching paint dry main difference is the paint dries quicker than fdev develop.
There was a post here a while back about Elite going into maintenance mode. Basically the author made the argument that given the limited return on investment FDEV sees on Elite, as opposed to Planet Coaster for example, FDEV were basically winding down development of Elite. It rung very true at the time, and from the 2.4 release notes onwards (even before), everything seems to support it. Unfortunately I don't think Elite is ever going to achieve the promise we all saw for it.