I long ago came to accept where this game is headed, and that I really have no control over the result. I was displeased for a while, but then I realized that it is just a game.
A successful MMO is somewhat of a rarity. Watching DDO implode, primarily because of the actions of Turbine and its employees, is an even rarer opportunity. Where else would you get a front row seat, on a daily basis, to observe something like this? I don't even have to leave the comfort of my home. And yes, I feel absolutely no guilt about taking notes on the proceedings. I am just an observer.
Aside from just the intellectual curiosity, I have a practical interest. Not only do I run my own consulting company now, but in the future I will be inheriting half of my parent's rather sizable business. Taking notes on all of the foolish things that Turbine does is certainly far less expensive than replicating those mistakes in my own (or my parent's) business.
As since we are sharing notes about pathetic, IMO an adult who claims to have run a business himself getting emotional about something as meaningless as a computer game is pretty sad.
If all those people who are opting out have already purchased their content, the same rules apply. They owe Turbine nothing. Turbine sets the rules for the purchase, and some people accepted the terms offered to them. Part of running a business is being accountable, both for what works and for what does not work.
If I were to write an overall critique of Turbine as a business, lack of accountability/responsibility, by the business as a whole and by a lot of the employees, would receive a lot of ink.