Direction never changed, it always focused about retailness, with uneeded dropped customs and an emphasis about dropping existing content to rebuild it (skills and scripts were deleted in 2011 - you can't say I changed my way of doing things, it was always like that).
Rev 220 isn't really different than L2J IL vanilla (with maybe 100~ fixes and a overhaul step-up using L2J GF, then L2J H5), since most of the changesets were extremely short and mostly based on skills/quests re-addition. The first 220 revisions are maybe the size of 50 current revisions in terms of size, and definitively not the best ones in terms of content (I mean, except the GF/H5 overhaul, it is simply L2J with L2J issues). The first 50 revisions are even shorter and equal maybe 5 current revs.
You basically don't even know what is currently aCis, and I would be perfectly fine with it if you weren't insulting randomly, based on strictly nothing since you got 0 arguable point to do about my/my community work, since you stopped to follow it around 2011 (eg,10y ago for those who are bad in maths).