The Mac App Store’s future of irrelevance – Marco.org
The Mac App Store is in significant danger of becoming an irrelevant, low-traffic flea market where buyers rarely venture for serious purchases. And I bet that’s not what Apple had in mind at all.
My only reason for opening the Mac App Store is for purchasing software from Apple (Aperture rocks) and for Software Update. Utilities and productivity apps, which are my typical purchases, are the most hobbled by these restrictions from Apple so, like Marco, I’ve been purchasing them directly from the vendors.
As much as I want the low-friction features enabled by iCloud, I am not willing to put up with less awesomeness in apps.