The issue isn't the information it's sharing, it's how it's sharing it. From a core library, on by default.
yep FlareCDE! And that's EVIL!
most users download addons with WAU (or so) from this site
most users never read changelogs
most users never read sourcecodes
dl. install. run.
Why not broadcast (by default!) any other ingame information about an account? WHY NOT?
Why not share gold, twinks/alts, played time or what-ever? WHY NOT?
Like sharing data? COOL: Why not publish real name, address, email, bank account information and all above on armory? WHY NOT? (valuable$sell.someday.EULA!)
Is this private data? uhhhhh... Imagine all the poossibilities for every ad company, for your employer, for your insurance or what ever - they would pay $ to get such data and connect it with other (online-)ad data...
The point is not the talents...hey I don't care about talent, gold or twinks/alts! The point is about broadcast data BY DEFAULT!!!
As a user I want to have control about data that is broadcasted!
well I don't use Rock libs...not now...I stick with old Pitbull, old Cartographer and other good old addons from ckknight (not up to date and less features - but hey they work very well! thx ckk), but the time will come and the versions I currently use take too much time for me to update or the newer ones has some nice features I want: I don't want to use core libs that send data by default - NO core lib here should do that!
addon/lib from ckknight? suspicious! better check code!
such a 'feature' in a core addon(lib) is counterproductive
for me it's about trust/credibility!
secret service (is watching you)
(my second name is paranoia and drama ... sorry) :)