do you mean their note, that the object is deprecated?
being still on 4.63 i begin to enjoy [begin~] very much over [mute~] myself. it seems, that for easy operation, mute requires far too many "doodles" around it, and one thing i really don’t understand, is why it works only from outside a subpatcher.
one of those 2 cents things, but i am a beginner, as an excuse.
maybe [pass~] in conjunction with [mute] justifies it’s existence