Funny, because that's exactly what has happened. Obviously you don't pay attention to the public access developer forums, because that is something that has been hashed out on there quite extensively. They introduced that to solve a problem that was seen in 3.0, and when the devs blew up, they decided that it should probably be changed in a different way.
LOL! A "knee jerk reaction" ?!? Dude, coders sometime sit and work for days at a time on a couple of hundred lines of code. EVERYTHING is thoroughly planned, compartmentalised and reassembled into the main tree. You DON'T just go and introduce or remove a feature on a whim and afterwards go "whoopsies, sorry guise! We'll take that back out when we get around to it!!"
And with HP getting rid of webOS, I doubt that they'll introduce anything major like that. There might be another update with the bugfixes they were working on before the announcement, but probably nothing major like that...
So, yeah, you are looking pretty foolish there, but it's not entirely your fault -- you don't read the public dev forum. And why would you, if you're not a dev? So I don't blame you there. But bringing that attitude with it, is pretty foolhardy.
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