I agree. i love the Zune software, and my Zune pass.
Not sure about changing or ending Zune, but they did change the Zune pass subscription terms though.
It used to be the monthly fee included 10 free dowloads, and of course the unlimited dowloads of DRM media.
The new pass works exactly the same, except you do not get the 10 free songs of your choice monthly. You have to purchase all you want to own.
However, for those that had the old plan, so long as you keep it they did not or will not change the original terms. Only new subs have to go to the new plan.
So far they kept that promise. I still my get my 10 free each month
theres is only 1 gripe I have about the Zune software, and that is that I wish it had a built in EQ. Not a huge issue, as the soundcard does its job nicely, but it would be nice if was a option.
Beyond that, it wouldn't be that out of the ordinary if they just changed its name to make it seem more appealing.
Remember Kentucky Fried Chicken? People griped that it wasnt really "fried" so they changed the name to KFC and it worked. SAme thing, but people see it differently.
Quite a few have done similar.