Reaction score: 161
Alternate uncynical take: Heartbleed made a lot of people wake up to the concept that OpenSSL wasn't well maintained, people started working on it in earnest, finding other problems and solving them. Fresh blood on the project caused a bunch of changes.A cynical person would surmise that these changes and deprecations are at least partially driven by a desire to regain the de-facto monopoly status they had before the fork.
The website is completely different since that time. Documentation no longer has "[STILL INCOMPLETE]" attached to it. The core team size has expanded by seven members. Only two of them were there in 2014.