@Chris I understand what you’re saying, but given that there will be no supported versions of Lubuntu based on the old paradigm come April, I see no utility to hold onto making changes that are too drastic. We’ve already done them.
Regarding LibreOffice, it’s kind of baffling. It is actually Qt friendly (see libreoffice-qt5) but it’s a little rough around the edges. @HMollerCl can speak more to this.
As for Calligra, never used the word processor or spreadsheet but I do really like Krita a lot and was kind of thinking it might be a nice addition. However, it’s kind of heavy. I’m worried that will be the case for the other applications. Does someone want to put together a comparison of disk usage and memory/CPU footprint?