DougalDarkly wrote: ↑
10 Sep 2019
Jagwah wrote: ↑
09 Sep 2019
That reasonably new popular term 'If you don't like it just don't buy it' is so incredibly stupid it hurts my soul.
Why? Surely there are 2 reasonable, sensible responses to the update:
1 - I like it (the upgrade, the price, the prospects) and WILL upgrade;
2 - I don't like it (the upgrade, the price, the prospects) and WILL NOT upgrade.
You realise that RS are going to judge whether they've done 'the right thing' with this update/direction on SALES right? If they launch the new version and the figures match expectations, they know they got it right.
You can't seriously think that all you need to do is keep complaining? That RS are reading your comments and making their business decisions based on them?
It seems to me that the only incredibly stupid response would be:
3 - I don't like it (the upgrade, the price, the prospects) and WILL upgrade anyway, continuing to vent my frustration at RS on a forum, hoping they'll change their entire approach to their product at some point in the future.
If you think about it (MARRRRRRRRR) 'If you don't like it just don't buy it' is THE ONLY mechanism you have as a customer to 'make them listen' to your woes.
That's not entirely true if you think about it.
OS changes can force people to upgrade, as OS fixes tend not to be backported to old program versions*. Likewise RE SDK updates have mostly been linked to Reason cycles, even, sadly, bug fixes, when it's certainly not always been the case it needed to be; again, that's used to force devs to target the latest version to "encourage" users to upgrade even where they might not otherwise have needed to do so. Thus absolutely people might not like it but still upgrade for practical reasons. And of course some people will automatically upgrade every time because they naturallly want to support the company they've invested a lot of time and money in.
And of course, at the most basic level, often you don't know you don't like something until after you've bought it!
* I've a vague recollection such a backport did happen once, though - wasn't R8 or R9 given an emergency fix when the current version was one later? So it definitely can happen, but it's fairly unusual.