Corporate identity corrections appreciated, but properly directed, the basic suggestion remains the same.
I dislike the changes before us as much as anyone, but don't hold much hope for keeping (or reverting to) things the way they have been. IMO we need to figure out how to move forward with a business model that serves needs on a scale worthwhile to both provider(s) and users.
What user here wouldn't mind contributing a few bucks occasionally for firmware updates that solved these well documented shortcomings? Would a talented individual with the ability to code firmware find it worthwhile to collect a few bucks from these users? Maybe. Maybe not, but probably a better chance of that than "putting things back the way they were/are".