Gutenberg and Classic Editor Plugins Pass 200,000 Active Installations

An odd quote:

In response to recent discussion surrounding the ClassicPress fork of WordPress, Matt Mullenweg said, “No plans to ever have direct vote determine strategic direction in WP, but we are having a bit of a referendum in the adoption of the Gutenberg and Classic Editor plugins, people are voting with their usage. The people are deciding.”

If not direct vote… what does choose strategic direction at WP?