Yep, I highly doubt Else will be removed. I think he just meant he wouldn't fix it.
I guess the only alternative are to use the Function approach or Python is always an answer.
With Python you can do a:
If (Sprite.X = 50):
elif (Sprite.X = 100):
do more stuff
this is the fall back case...
I think at least one high priority on fixing bugs is to make Python support as integrated as possible so we can do workarounds. Of course, that is just my opinion.