Seems Notch's notorious MO for starting things and abandoning them has been rubbing off. I fear for Minecraft, I really truly do. They've done nothing but little meaningless stuff for many versions now. They put in bunnies, banners and mutton and the community loses their shit but God forbid they actually update the graphics engine and discontinue support for 10 year old video cards! Most of everything in the game worth playing around with has come from the massive mod community. The devs themselves should hang their heads in shame, especially 'Dinnerbone'. He messes with stuff, posts a screen of it on his Twitter and then we might see something like it five versions later.
As for Scrolls, I guess I better get to actually trying it before it's gone. I'm not surprised.