New developments appear to confirm this: https://www.onmsft.com/news/windows-10-could-soon-split-feature-experience-updates-delivered-via-an-app-from-the-core-os
Microsoft is finally going to start charging for Windows 10 subscriptions, providing only the most basic features for free. Anyone who wants more than bare-bones functionality will have to pay. Windows 10 is already a broken, unstable mess, so instead of fixing it MS will now make new features exclusive to subscribers? This is nothing more than an outrageous cash-grab and should mark of the end of Windows as a consumer product.