You said Ace is a developer community, except that's the problem. Its a developer community that became too mainstream with non developers, and those non developers need to go (and I get a strong indication you aren't a developer from your post too, and if you are then you aren't one thats been active in the Ace community). So working with curse to give the non developers a way to get their addons from curse and give the developers better tools is a great partnership.
I resent your hostility towards testers and end users.
Edit: Same goes for others who have posted similar remarks.