"...detrimental to the users..."
I've yet to see an intelligent balanced argument to support this general statement. Yes, there have been things here or there that may have adversely affected some users in some way, but usually as a trade off for helping more users or providing more helpful services.
Anyway let me fix this for you... I believe what you meant to say is "...detrimental to certain ideologies..."
It's perfectly natural to be worried when the illusion of control is wrestled away from you, but the question is, did you really have that control to begin with?
People keep throwing Android around here as the open, free counter to Apple, but Android only provides the illusion of control, and in this way is much more devious in my mind. Android is controlled by Google, new releases are controlled by Google and the devices are controlled by the manufactures and service providers. This is not an open system... If it was open then why don't I have the latest version of Android running on Evo 4G?