SO so so so much this ^ As someone who has been with Minecraft from Alpha, it is extremely disheartening to read the COO saying that they don't have the time nor the obligation to do something for the community. I am not taking sides in this thing, as I just want 1.8 on my server. But the only reason Mojang exists is because people spent their hard-earned money to prop them up. Everything they've been able to accomplish since Minecraft can be traced back to the money they received during Minecraft's development. I'm willing to bet a fair amount of the people who helped fund Minecraft during that time are contributors to Bukkit and to the multiplayer community to this day. Regardless if it is directly or indirectly, Mojang has hurt the community that helped create them right now by not being upfront with us from the beginning. If you are going to create a community around something, and that community creates something that you decide to purchase, the least you can do is be upfront with it and tell them what you are doing. Mojang may have had the community's best interests in mind, but this backfired on them in a big way, and I would have rather seen an apology for this deception, rather than excuses. With that said, the only reason I use Bukkit/CraftBukkit is because vanilla lacks the required tools necessary to run a server in a safe way. There are a litany of tools I had to get through using Bukkit/CraftBukkit BECAUSE they are not part of the vanilla experience. If Mojang wants Minecraft to have a multiplayer community, while also not being involved with the mod scene, they either need to put some effort into giving us the features we need in Vanilla, or do whatever it takes to fix this ridiculous chain of events that lead up to the DMCA. While they're at it, they can help get CraftBukkit 1.8 out as an apology.