Geoff Huston highlights that the IETF has never completed their standard process.
One hundred and forty-six of these RFCs are Informational, four of these are Historic, 23 are Experimental, five are Best Current Practice and the remaining 193 are Standards Track documents. Of these 193 documents, 24 are already obsoleted, 164 are Proposed Standards, just five are Draft Standards, and there are no Internet Standards.
The IETF found the time to time commit IPv4 as historic but hasn’t found the time to complete the standards process for its successor, IPv6.
Lets all wring our hands and complain that no one is implementing IPv6.
The IETF clearly has serious problems in its internal structure. This is a serious professional matter when you expect billions of dollars to be committed to upgrading a technology.
You have nothing to lose but your credibility. I’m not seeing much of that.