Posted January 16, 2015
This is why I'm still concerned, even with the rollback of the password protected files: they introduced a feature that not only did not solve one of the major issues they were aiming for, it actually broke compatibility for some users. The end result is that it was a feature that did nothing but cause its own problems. If it had actually solved the problem you wouldn't find me here complaining, I'd just quietly grumble about being cast aside again.
There are two possibilities on how this happened: either they lied and "protect users" was an afterthought justification to what they really intend to do (I will make no speculations as to what true goals they may have had though my mind can be quite imaginative) or someone pushed this as THE solution to their problem and no one stopped to question it. Both situations are bad news.