....and there is nothing wrong with wanting that. Don't get me wrong, most people want to get the most out of the stuff they buy, me included. Its when useful electronic lifespan meets latest and greatest software, then something has to give. In the case of OS 3, it's C4's right to EOL their products even if they are still useful. Humans will always see the cynical side as forcing customers to upgrade hardware to get the latest software. There is probably truth on each side of the legacy hardware vs latest software argument, based on what has been said in last 18 pages of this thread.... In the end, it is still a business and seems this was a business decision. You cannot make everyone happy all the time. That is impossible. You also don't have to upgrade and your existing system as it will still work, until eventual hardware failure forces the upgrade on you.