I suppose you remember the discussion related to the New filters for edit review that was happening in Wikinews. I continued to discuss a little to find what was wrong with deploying the change and got a sensible response from a user. I think the reason as to why they push back changes is well described in that reply.
It seems to be a valid reasoning to me. So, I thought of getting more information to find what would make things smoother for them. The user stated that "design changes should be in the hands of the local communities" as a thesis which might help solve the issue. I'm not sure as to whether it's a good suggestion or not but I thought it would nice to point that to the relevant people so that they could take it into consideration.
That said, I'm not sure who to point that piece of feedback to. It would be nice if you could help me with it. Thanks.