I commend the past, present, and continuing efforts of the Ace dev community. As an ace mod addict and mooching end-user for the past 2 1/2 years, I actually feel proud of the leadership behind wowace for shutting it all down and kicking us, the non-contributing users, to the curb to get our mods from the places we should have been getting them from all along. I'm not being flippant or sarcastic. I'm not just joking or self-depricating. I am serious about my gratitude. It means that they will now be able to better focus on what matters, their community of devs and bt's. Though none of us would care to see mods stop coming, they are actually secondary to the community that brings the developers much satisfaction and kinship. thats what games are about, thats what the mod community is about, enjoying something together, getting good, and doing it well.
I have thoroughly enjoyed playing wow with my close friends, family, and coworkers over the years. The community I belong to and have gained so much from has been made possible because of modders like Kaelten, ckknight, tekkub, rabbit, Ammo, daviesh, greyhoof, zeksie, etc, etc, and so so so many more. Again I commend you, and look forward to the great mods you guys and gals churn out for us bottom-feeders :P. Thanks also to seerah for this post and telling it plainly.
I just wanted to let all of you coders, testers, power-users, and modders know that I am glad you came together to do all of this! I myself am a wannabe-power-user, and to my dismay I found out way too late where all of the coders are hiding ;)
So from a happy WoW playing wannabe-power-user: THANK YOU! For all the hard work, sifting through the useful and not useful comments, the love and dedication you all put in each and every part of the code you write. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Now we have people going into grocery stores and grabbing ice cream only to drop it off in the produce section because they no longer want it...and they wonder why food keeps going up.
Working in a produce department, i have to say I F***ING HATE THAT. Worse yet, you see a head of iceberg lettuce in the display with the carrots when the iceberg lettuce display is FIVE FEET AWAY.
That aside, I would say I'm a regular user. I've been using the ACE addons for at least 2 years. Never registered here, just used the files.wowace.com site and downloaded updates (never bothered using the WAU, I prefer to find and update them manually. I don't trust things that automate simple things for me). However, I was also not a user that provided feedback, and for that, I apologize. Thank you guys for providing this service for all these years. It's been greatly appreciated.