Jeez while I find some of the angst humerus, I wouldn't be gloating. How is this any where near supporting the hobby. While the OP has good intentions I still feel that ship has long sailed but I would never gloat about it. It could have easily been Lionel dropping the hardware remote.
You are absolutely right, it isn't a time for gloating. I would feel as disappointed, angry and frustrated as DCS fans feel if Lionel did the same thing. I also think you are correct, the ship has sailed and the new DCS company isn't going to reverse course because people on OGR petition them to do so. Why? Because they can't make them any more.
Ultimately, if this thread serves as a warning to Lionel against doing the same bone-headed thing as ending hand held remotes, then this thread will have helped the hobby.