I think that's because people locked themselves into the app and threw away the key.They are technically both desktop skins. Mobile 2 is responsive, so I decided to force this change. This has the unfortunate consequence of not allowing you to change to the eiC 2012 version on the iPhone. In the past, I haven't used the 'force switch' due to the limited functionality of the older mobile beta. With the new and improved mobile 2, which by all accounts is a full desktop theme, I decided to make the switch. The reason I force the switch is because most users won't switch. I had a mobile template in beta for almost a year. When I announced this new mobile template, even veteran regulars like Hondamaker were unaware that we even offered a mobile option.
I realize the force is not ideal, but I think it's the best overall solution right now. My hope is that the forum software devs would provide options for directing to mobile and then allowing users to switch to desktop. I have made requests of devs to do this, but haven't seen anything as of yet. If and when it becomes available, I'll certainly bring it here.
If there are recommendations for improvements to the Mobile 2 template, please let me know. I'm certainly open to making changes to it, so that it can provide for a more desktop like experience. My experience with it has been positive, but I might be missing something that matters to members like yourself.
It must be the magenta of eiC 2012 that makes you want to switch.