KNOWING that we will never have a majority on a 3rd party, your whole rant is moot.
Of course we won't as long as people keep saying things like:
voting 3rd party is a non-starter. don't even go there.
Maybe if enough people start voting 3rd party, it will be taken seriously and gain a majority.
“The reason that the rich were so rich, Vimes reasoned, was because they managed to spend less money.
Take boots, for example. He earned thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars. But an affordable pair of boots, which were sort of OK for a season or two and then leaked like hell when the cardboard gave out, cost about ten dollars. Those were the kind of boots Vimes always bought, and wore until the soles were so thin that he could tell where he was in Ankh-Morpork on a foggy night by the feel of the cobbles.
But the thing was that good boots lasted for years and years. A man who could afford fifty dollars had a pair of boots that'd still be keeping his feet dry in ten years' time, while the poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet.
Considering this poll is a wishlist of things that simply won't happen anyway
and I voted for "not make that annoying noise"
1. Uh-oh, universally negative feedback. Maybe we should reconsider.
2. Hm, our users don't like it but marketing says it will work and that we'll attract more new users.
As was pointed out elsewhere in this thread, there is no way they're going to drop the changes this late in the game. The decision was made, it's over. Option 2 wins!