You probably misinterpreted what Cameron was saying.
Here is what he said:
"I can see us creating a removal of the pilot in maintenance mode. Maybe something else option wise in the future, but for right now we have bigger fish to fry."
That was posted over a month ago, when we did have many issues to address. The pilots were definitely not anywhere near the top of the priorities list.
Lately, over the last week or 2, it has been a lot easier for me, so I did what Cameron hinted to. (Removal of the pilot in maintenance mode or some other option in the future.)