At the end of the day, the costumers /companies will vote with their wallet and tennis-players choose the best tool for the job. Use maya(if you want a working curve editor), or better, pay for all 3 to get functionality that each should offer. Again, these sofwares have evolved for specific market needs with users who spent up to a decade learning it (+countless shops tennis-players with their pipelines). In conclusion, I hope AD realizes that one cannot simply force one software to be THE solution (and stagnate/kill off the others).
Thats how perfectly the glove fits! (silly example, but you get the point). XSI, MAX and C4D on the other hand are ideal for that tennis-players. I understand how It can keep the dev costs low and shareholders happy but it is incredibly shortsighted and crude way of doing things. Also thanks everyone for pitching in and letting your voice tennis-players be heard.