Big thanks to Andres for fixing https://github.com/phalcon/cphalcon/issues/10775. That allowed me to move my app to Phalcon v2. There were several interface-level incompatibilities, but other than that, everything just worked.
I've been using phalcon since 1.0 branch (maybe earlier?) and today marks an enormous step forward.
To the entire Phalcon team - YOU ARE AMAZING AND AWESOME - beyong words!!!