Mysql2 adapter prepared_statements default set to true next steps?

Thiago and I started working on prepare statements is not enabled by default with mysql2 adapter. The first part of the issue was merged: adding the deprecation warning that it will be set to true.

For the second part, implementing the changes this issue about timestamps using prepared_statements was brought up as a blocker.

The issue has been marked as stale and I’d like to ask for some guidance.

What is the next step for solving #42975? Maybe instead of changing the default, a better solution is to document why it’s not true by default and the implications of using it?

Please share your thoughts as I’d love to continue working on it. Thank you!