Cory Doctorow has a good rant on Quicken removing functionality from older versions of their software:
This is the dirtiest of pool imaginable. Bait-and-switch. I wonder if it’s even legal. You’d think that if Intuit had actually made a compelling new product that it could entice its customers to buy an upgrade; seems like they’ve decided that instead of improving their products, they’ll just extort money from customers who were stupid enough to buy from them in the first place.
I’m going to track this story, to see whether it dies on the vine or develops into a full-on PR disaster.