Thank you for contacting us. I'm not sure I fully understand your suggestion about renaming the controls. Could you please elaborate a bit more.
The Q1 2015 release of UI for Windows Universal adds 4 new universal controls to the suite - ListView (beta), SideDrawer, LoopingList and NumericBox.
I can assure you we're far from abandoning the new Windows Runtime. Universal Windows Apps play an important role in our native mobile offering since the main goal of our native mobile suites (Android, iOS, Windows Universal, Xamarin) is to provide developers with similar APIs and features for building native mobile apps. In addition, UI for Windows Phone 8 is one of the richest development tools for building WP apps and it would be a shame if we don't enable the controls for WinRT.
Let me know what you think. I'd be glad to continue the discussion with you.
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