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WP has for many many years maintained backward compatibility, so there should not be an issue with going back to old sites. I see the main issue is that it is likely that many existing great themes will be unable to make the HUGE changes to become a “Block Theme”, and eventually just have the support die out. Past history shows that this will likely take maybe 3 to 5 years to play out. There are very few themes left that do not support the Customizer, but it seems clear that the current crop of WP developers would like to see that go¬† away. This is most clearly demonstrated by how the new Twenty Twenty Two theme works. I doubt that it will work with WP 5.8.