My suspicion is the thing that's holding dataflex back the most is its reliance on macros and pcode. Before starting to add modern features, the compiler would need to go. This is a herculean task, and not something that Data Access could easily achieve.

Saying that, it should be possible to slowly consolidate the object hierachy, including property names, etc.
I'm assuming that this is already an item on Data Accesses increasingly large desired features list.