Personally I don’t care about it at all since I haven’t used stock HTC keyboards at all since my Desire back in 2010, Swiftkey used to be SOO much better that it wasn’t even any contest. Today the htc stock keyboard is better, but prediction and such is still better in 3rd party keyboards like Swiftkey and google keyboard.
And: if you want it back, post about it on htcdevs comment page, and stay away from adding personal views on it. Just that you want T9/phone keyboard back in HTC One with 4.3.
But, to the point. I’m just curious about what you think?