|"If you want interlaced then buy the dongle"
That would be fine except for two points:
1) I'm not interested in the dongle because I use a RGBHV connection, component video does me no good.
2) I refuse to hand another $80 or whatever the dongle costs now (actually, more than that because the dongle isn't available for the 7200 so I'd have to buy another card, too) to a company that has proven they don't care about me. It really rubs me the wrong way when they can make interlaced overlay work in conjunction with the add-on dongle but refuse to fix the functionality of the product I already bought.
|Basic response to all of your points is, why would they care? Why worry about the 1-2% of your market?
Because the type of customers in that 1-2% often make recomendations to a lot of folks that buy PC hardware like video cards and are very vocal about companies such as ATI that don't bother fixing outstanding issues. I used to recomend ATI almost exclusively because I thought they were a good value, but I don't any longer because of ATI's track record of poor drivers and unresponsive support.