Expected: should see two events for "Changed to Oranges" but only see one
Actual: status only shows one value change event from the first selection of "Oranges"
It seems this issue was introduced with the fix for https://github.com/telerik/kendo-ui-core/issues/4496
The introduction of _oldText in the _change method of kendo.list.js has introduced a flaw in the value change detection for DropDownList
The above dojo presents a way to short-circuit the issue since it is not easy to show the _oldText issue since the index check works as a fallback.