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.
"All we are given is possibilities -- to make ourselves one thing or another." -- Ortega y Gasset