Uh, forgive me if I don't understand what you disagree with, Asylum. All I'm saying is that people who say we rejected Drought are assuming too much. I don't see how that's wrong. We don't "undo" any decision by picking Drought, any more than we undo anything in Step X by picking (in general) something in Step Y > X. (For example, we don't "undo" the intent of the stat spread by picking a movepool containing moves that the stat spread wasn't explicitly designed for.)
I get that you don't like that abilities are after stats in the typical CAP process, but that's an issue for another time and I think it's an exaggeration to suggest that doing it in this order is as disastrous as you imply. Everything in this process so far could have happened with all the other CAPs done under the current process order, and the part about multiple abilities has obviously happened.