Since Retro Studios ended up making Donkey Kong Country Returns, but without the Kremlings because they didn't want to feel like they were using someone else's (ie. Rare's) creations, so they came up with the less memorable Tiki Tak Tribe instead.
Several members of the original Donkey Kong team (from 1994-99) went on to form Playtonic games and make their own platformer, but were only able to make Yooka-Laylee because of a crowdfunding campaign, instead of being financed by Nintendo like they used to be.
That's what made me wonder what would happen if, instead of forming Playtonic, they joined Retro Studios to make games for Nintendo again. I think it would've been a better decision, but then we probably wouldn't have gotten Yooka-Laylee (at least not on Xbox, PlayStation or Steam).
So do you guys think it would've been better if the Playtonic devs worked at Retro Studios instead?