They should have given us a heads-up well in advance.

Follow @steemitblog? They did tell us for a long time.

I don't want to be in the STEEM-centric circle. That is not my main reason to be on the blockchain. It it still their responsibility to make such changes transparent, not say, "well, you should have been watching the dev chats" after the fact. We are talking basic PR.

true and as I investigate further I am learning disturbing things... hoping they are untrue yet hard to ignore... Testnet is there for testing these things and was not utilized. I heard ned threatened the witnesses with pulling SMT development as he cannot afford to continue otherwise... ?? rumor so don't take it as gospel yet