I'm the guilty party who both wrote and published that post on reddit.
I didn't see any disrespect with chromatic's comment, but perhaps it's because I've researched what chromatic has already done for PM.
I personally don't care whether PM updates with a facelift or not. I suppose I differ greatly from the new generation(s) of web users though. Kudos to the OP if they are serious about making a valiant attempt. I'm sure you'll learn quickly who to contact for what in short order if you show any decent signs of progress.