« on: October 21, 2007, 01:39 PM »
All of the recent GemX events have certainly polarized the users. On this forum, we've seen everything from genuine anger and rage to shock and disbelief to forgiveness. One day the forum was there and the next day it was not. In some respects, it was like the parent who changed his/her mind and moved out of the house. The forum members became orphans.
Had the software not had a broad vision or so many different modules and capabilities, I wonder if the reactions would have been so strong. Had the early user support not been so remarkable, how many users would have invested so heavily in the development process?
DO-Organizer looked like some sort of grail, where everything would fit into it somewhere. In looking at walking away from it, several pieces of software would probably be needed to replace its functions.
I haven't seen such strong feelings about software in quite awhile. Each of us must consider and form our own opinion about how to manage, talk/write and plan. Some of us will walk away and never look back...that is some piece of software, though, isn't it?