The history is interesting, especially the part about none of that information being intuitable.
Along the lines of SereneNight’s originating question; the products are offered for sale now. We buy them. That they contain dated, or at least contigent functionality is a simple and understandable reality.
That said, it’s not unreasonable to expect a heads-up from the seller. I went through it with Elite Marie. A couple of months later, I’m starting to understand, but still can’t get a proper shader render. It misses the eyes.
Worked on it extensively this weekend, and lost fours hours of setup, careful lighting tweaks, and a lot of renders, because, in 114, the program will go through the motions to save the image, but if the destination folder doesn’t exist, it will send your image to limbo. Acts like it saves, but there’s no save.
That was a lot work to lose. I had renamed my last-used destination folder, and in the intensity of the process, forgot to change it in the image save window.
Just kept hitting that save button, and never got an error msg saying there was no such destination folder. Didn’t think to check till I was done, about 15 images… down some data-toilet; no idea where they went. The “why” is intuitable in that case.
That was confusing, too.