I would have loved to write an alternative SKS implementation that addresses the issues we were seeing recently. However, this:
is preventing me from doing so. I'm a software engineer, not a mathematician, and I have little willingness to attempt implementing an algorithm nobody understands.
I wish the title said "simple" and "resilient" rather than "with nearly optimal communication complexity", and the contents matched the title.
The pool of engineers willing and able to get us out of this mess would be much larger.