I’m against any trashing of old implemented application capabilities. These stuff have a lot of code behind them. They just need a repolish to make the product appealing for its next release. A lot of modules have gotten a revamp over the last years like dynamics (remember the old solver object?), hair, soft bodies, effectors and recently the material manager.
As I understand it MAXON has its own priority list of things to implement driven by the current market trends. But they realy hear their clients’ recomendations. I have recomended many additions in the past and I think that some of the tools we have today are because of my well documented recomendations.