Mine was removed as well...not before I copied it though...
Jevon, your attempt at putting a positive spin a very negative and onerous change to the Office 2013 licensing is insulting. The licensing changes are ridiculous and anti-customer friendly. In who's mind does it make it sense to permanently attach a license to a computer, instead of a to a user. Even to the extent of if I buy a new computer I have to buy new licenses of software?! WTF? A lot of people are like me and buy new hardware every year.
Do media companies lock a DVD I buy (license) to the first DVD player I install it on? No. Is the music I buy (license) tied permanently to the first device I play it on? No. Do other software companies lock their licenses permanently to a device. No. Complete and utter ridiculousness.
Like all the other comments here, you have LOST a customer until and unless these draconian policies are changed. I will NOT be purchasing Office 2013, nor moving to the cloud (because based on these changes, Microsoft may decide to change those policies to something NOT friendly to me either).
So, good luck hitting those sales numbers with these (in my opinion) idiotic policies. Have a good day.