Answers to questions you may have
The aim with EIP 1797 (the GraphQL one) is to eventually replace the existing RPC API. This is a longer term endeavour, but makes a lot of sense to do. Similarly, this library (or some other incarnation of it) which is built for the new API should replace the existing web3 library which was designed around the old.
Hey, that chicken has a name you know - they're called Pollo, and they come from a long line of scholarly birds.