Last time I looked this thread was about Turning Any Radio into a D-Star Radio. It soon turned into a Bash D-Star or why I don't use D Star. Well guess what, those of us that do use DStar could care less why you don't or won't. We don't miss you!
Elegantly put, but in my case I did not mention D-star, just any mode witch meets my exclusion criteria.
As you seem to have included DStar under those criteria, it is interesting that your retort shows the basic problem with proprietary solutions.
Those type of solutions seem to divide the ham community rather than have it come together.
This phenomenon should be a red flag that indicates there is something of concern with this model.
Sorry you wont miss us, but you know in days of old kings had the court jester.
His role was to make fun of certain decisions and far from being ignored, the monarchs took his observations seriously.
The king well knew that most of his retainers were sycophants who simply agreed with the king, even in poor decisions.
So the Jester was the voice of reason, or devils advocate, or the voice of truth.
When we look inwards only in a small group with the same shared views, we are not sensibly examining the situation, but merely cheerleading.
We all need our court jester to show us why some ideas are simply ludicrous or not in our best long term interests.
Again, I did not name Dstar in this group, but you did, so you implicated that mode in my criteria, not I.