I would prefer a permanent option to use what will likely soon be the 'classic' format. Please, when something isn't broke - don't fix it. Particularly when your own visitors have not asked for it.
Surprise Surprise Surprise - Yet another technology company that goes out of their way to fail by not standing behind their products and customers. A ridiculous policy. Well, that's ok, plenty of other companies stand to profit when their customer's current systems are in need of replacement, did they really think they'll be knocking on their door? Lost opportunity = Lost sales.