Some of the things anarki adds that are not in arc3 are tremendously useful.
For example, help strings and the 'help macro to access them, and similarly, the ability to call up any function or macro's source with 'src.
I do think the idea of integrating anarki code incrementally is probably the right way to do it. To this end, I've forked anarki's "official" branch (http://github.com/rntz/arc), and I've been applying CatDancer's "minimum-distance-from-arc" patching philosophy (http://catdancer.github.com/sharing-hacks.html). We'll see how many things from anarki I end up converting this way.