Yes, we’d like nothing more than to update the theme. However, Envato’s new policy on updates requires that it fits into their mold of test data, making updating even this one piece of code very difficult without modifying much of the theme.
These are older themes, so they weren’t built with the new rules and test data in mind. Redeveloping a bunch of the theme is one option, but may break the theme for people with already setup sites (no backwards compatibility). We’re discussing ways to do this without breaking current user’s sites and hope to have an update approved in the next week or so.