I’ve just come across an anonymous post on an obscure forum. The post is as entertaining as it is informative. I couldn’t have put it better myself:

Typing diacritics is just a waste of life - I recommend you all drop them out of your over-analytical languages and do something more constructive than twisting your fingers in odd ways on your keyboards to type them.

European diacritic-infested spellings were invented by library nerds, unlike English, which evolved from dumb anglo-saxon-norse-farmer-speak, and is therefore thankfully free of them. Plus, because Henry VIII sacked the monks, there were no crazed scholars hellbent on compllcating the language any longer.

Dutch has done pretty well, too, in ridding itself of diacritic hell. But sadly, German advisors totally ruined Turkish with their own sickening diacritics.

Nailed it.

But hey, there’s no need to hold out for language reforms. I have a script that not only removes diacritics, but also transliterates non-Latin characters into English phonemes. Problem solved.