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deprecate post formats #82
Post format suffer from a UX problem as it requires you to think in advance what kind of content you are creating, or check after publishing that you actually selected the right type. Add to that that no theme I know bothered to do anything interesting with that information and you get a feature that users reject.
The way it should have been done from the start is to have some automated algorithm that suggests a format based on analyzing the content, but there is nothing that prevent theme author from creating such an algorithm and adding the relevant UI to override it.
It does not seem like this feature has any real justification for being in core