There would be no incentive to fix the problem if this map never gets to the point of actually being ready for ranking, so there's no reason not to focus on finishing and improving the map right now.I get how you guys feel, many of you share the same opinion. This is how I see it though:
Work on something during the entire summer which might not get ranked since we don't even have an idea of what peppy is thinking about this yet, and this project relies solely on him changing the whole game for a map.
Wait for confirmation that he will fix this issue if we reach the point of being rankable (it's basically a bug, since we haven't broken any of the mapping rules. This is also an incentive to get it fixed) and continue working on my other projects for the time being. I'm personally not spending much time on my laptop as is because of work, so worst case would be to spend the summer working on a dead project.
We've put loads of time on this project, most of which was organizing lol, but regardless I have no reason to stop here. You guys would know that by now. I'm simply prioritizing my summer since I'll probably, just like you, have a big part in getting this rankworthy.