It can be difficult to remember that the program is a product of a company, and that company has processes involved in creating that product that we don't see – for many reasons – and we have to be respectful of that.
A lot of people are really quick to assume that something like an acquisition by Google means the product is going to change drastically and that the (quite reasonable) slowdown in communication means that the company "doesn't care about us" anymore, but that's not what I see. What I see is that the team is following a more thorough process in an effort to bring us a much more powerful and stable product. Now I don't really know if this is the truth since I have no idea what Pixate's process is like but I think it's a pretty fair assumption. This is what we've come to expect from Google products, so why would it be any different with Pixate?
I don't understand what some people are so worked up about. Am I excited for new features and improvements? Of course! Am I glad that these new features and improvements are going through what I'm sure is a rigorous design and testing process to make sure that they're as good and stable as we expect? Hell yeah I am. This stuff takes time. Be patient.
So thank you for your response, @cody_pixate, and thanks for constantly helping people and keeping us in the loop as much as you do. There aren't a lot of companies that are as responsive and vocal with their community as Pixate is. I think I speak for the majority of people when I say that I really appreciate it.
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