It feels like the reason people want a new map is because they have trouble making the decision to relocate. A decision to burn your things and start new. So, instead, we burn everyone’s things, no matter their work. In that, a lot of people who’ve worked countless hours (many of these people have literally weeks of playtime since the last update) forcing them to start over. Starting over and skilling up takes a few weeks, building something epic takes several months. The time at which we are resetting right now doesn’t really cater to either group. And the first group can cater to themselves by starting over somewhere fresh.
Now, my nether rail is nearing completion, and it is just about linked up to some pretty darn noteworthy stops quite far out. These places have unexplored villages, and giant islands that haven’t been touched. Epic terrain, vast desserts. There’s literally a stop up right now that has an untouched village less than a hundred blocks from it. If you want to, I would be more than willing to help you take a trip down the rails to new lands. But please, for the love of all that is good, don’t burn everyone’s hundreds (literally HUNDREDS) of hours of work so you can have a week of fun.
This is all my personal opinion, though, and you are free to vote as you want.