I do....if for nothing else not personally engaging their user base well beforehand about the situation they were facing. (This after all was a team renowned for its user base communication).
Instead of maning up with us they dumped it on non decision makers to announce it to us last minute.
I don't know any particulars, but it's hard to believe after laying out the scenario for us, that for example the vast amount of those 5million users wouldn't pay at least what Evernote charges yearly...
Let's say 3,500,000 users subscribed...that's $157million yearly....above and beyond their existing revenues.
That's a hell of a band-aid til they get their bigger picture together.
I really think they just wanted to move on and not be bothered with it.
Yeah, as much as I praise the brilliant creation of theirs....I equally condemn their lack of visible attempts to salvage the product or engadgement when their users needed it most and deserved it.