Why did they have to reinvent the wheel and not iterate on the already established tech? Loyal users appreciate consistency, and hearing about something like this will make people stop considering the tech in general. Appliances that do something properly, reliably, and consistently will become renowned and gain a favorable image and strong recommendations.
The general populace don't want gadgets and gimmicks, but appliances. Developers need to learn that. The constant UI reworkings, functionality being shuffled in and out, it needs to stop. It's frustrating and stressful. There needs to be a damn good reason and an equally good plan for shepherding users if there are any significant changes to things like this.