Naturally, the hive is upset at the decision because it takes away something people feel they have the right to control. I understand that, but I also understand the overarching message here, one that Andrew Nacin has been evangelizing for years. He feels that open source by nature is plagued with way too many options, configurations, settings, and the like, and is doing itself a disservice with that approach. I agree. Seeing tons of configuration settings and things to tinker with do nothing but convey complexity to the average user. We are the minority when it comes to software, and we’re rarely (if ever) building it for people like us. It’s all to easy to forget that, hence offensive levels of preferences.