jQuery path in Dropthings

Feb 6, 2009 at 3:37 AM
REMOVE: AjaxControlToolkit and CustomDragDrop references removed since we no longer need these as jQuery does it all.

Was jQuery  selected just to make it lighter 

OR

It is  somehow related to the following statement 
"I am thinking about making an ASP.NET MVC version of this portal using jQuery. Do you think it will be a hot area to explore?"
at
http://msmvps.com/blogs/omar/archive/2008/07/14/open-source-asp-net-3-5-ajax-portal-new-and-improved.aspx