I like my headphone port, you wanna be smart? Make it 2.5mm like Blackberry tried, let's take another shot at it, see if Nokia, HTC, LG follow suit - let's switch all 3.5mm jacks to 2.5mm over the next decade? But this no headphone thing is bunk.
How is an incompatible analog port better than an incompatible digital port?
At least the digital port can be used for other things. And to use your old headphones you'd need an adapter either way.
The analog adapter would be cheaper. But that's all I can come up with.