In reality those that were using the core hack have no reason to be upset. You new from the beginning that you were doing something that was not supported and there was a good chance something would be done. The problem that has arisen is that allot of rigs that are supposed to be running smp WU's are running bigadv and creating a backlog of smp wu's which is slowing down the science and too many cpu's are now folding bigadv WU's which from the beginning was intended for upper end equipment, even I new that someday my Gulftowns would no longer be capable of doing them. The bigadv WU's are just being moved to where they belong, back to upper end hardware and the mainstream hardware is going back to where it belongs doing smp and GPU WU's. Some of the highly OCed Hexes and maybe 2600ks may still be able to do bigadv we will not know the answer to that question until they set the new deadlines. I myself have been planning on building a 4P rig so this just makes me do it sooner and it makes sense for me to do it, hell running 5 gulfies is expensive when it comes to electricity. I can run 1 4P rig with about 35% of the electricity I am using now and get more PPD and do more science
If all that is important to a person is the points then I do not know what to say to you so I will say nothing other than I do agree the points do add some fun, but there is more to it than that.