I apologize. It’s not my intention to be disrespectful, even if my statements are blunt.
Fact is that I don’t consider 'forums" to be the real world and so I often speak quickly, freely and directly, without regard to the tone. Not an excuse, but consider it a personality quirk. I personally think folks should have thicker online skins.
Be confident in your opinions.
One reason I respond so arrogantly is that I’m confident in my opinion (and it’s just my humble opinion).
It’s your opinion that SmartThings is ignoring the value of power users as influences. It’s my opinion that one reason for this is, possibly, in my humble opinion, Samsung simply doesn’t see any such value (in the context of their goals), and I, personally, agree.
In my opinion, I think you’re making a rather large, and likeky inaccurate, assumption.
I assume that Samsung is fully aware of those “needs” (ie, they are not ignorant of such needs and desires), but they have either deliberately decided that they do not wish to serve these needs (which is their right as a private profit seeking business), or they will interpret and fill these needs when and how they are ready to.
My assumption may be the wrong one - but I don’t mind being labeled “arrogant” for not pre-disclaiming every wild statement I make here - nor do I expect anyone else to pad their opinions.
You think I’m arrogant and condescending for directly sharing an opposite view to your thoughts. It’s not personal.
Sorry you felt dismissed. The feelings you shared in this thread are no less valid than mine, but I enjoyed sharing mine too.