Bitching, Moaning, Fighting.. Speculation. Who honestly cares about any of this.
What is happening is we have a small group of companies [that's getting smaller still] supplying a core group of users with software needs. The ARM Club are gone; Castle are (essentially) gone; other smaller players have disappeared entirely over the last few years.
Do we really need to moan when somebody is making an effort to actually do something in this tiny market?
Trust me: they're not doing it for vast sums of money.