Hope does spring eternal.
There was nothing in IFM that affected even marginally an important plot point from D. Mack's recent book, JD. It's 'ignore status' has little to do with its content - and all to do with the author preferences of the editors. You see, the editors decided they don't like (aka work well with) the AUTHOR, not the book (both Krad and D. McIntee made this clear on this very forum).
As for Krad. Let's take an example; the snuffing out of the Imperial romulan state - in all of 2-3 scenes - is quite eloquent (Christopher even admitted that, had the editors not changed, the IRS would very likely still exist).