YMMV of course, but I find it a suitable replacement personally.
Small manufacturers can make a fortune just selling backwards compatibility adapters.
Making adapters completely negates the value/safety of creating a standard for tubing ends... but no adapters means introducing SOME new tubing means replacing ALL the old stuff, which would be kind of expensive. That's sort of a catch-22.
[...] with no recourse but to prostate himself/herself before the high-priests [...]
I can't help but wonder exactly what prostate as a verb means. It sounds deeply unpleasant.
Not being a spelling nazi, but that one is too fun to pass up.
Somebody's got a PhD in List Making...
I agree, GP must be granted an honorary: dr_mischief
... but news for nerds? I'm not seeing it.
Call me naive, but as I see it the interesting part of this community is the community response - opinion, insight, bullshit, etc. The "news" is less interesting than what people have to say about it.
Talent does what it can. Genius does what it must. You do what you get paid to do.