Under some circumstances an airline will give you a courtesy upgrade to first class. All passengers don't get this upgrade, but that doesn't change the fact that it's a courtesy upgrade, and not required to be given. You are not entitled to this service. Blizzard could turn it off and make your fob worthless tomorrow. The can do what they want, you aren't paying for it.
Say what you want, but you have no right or entitlement to this free service, no matter what you feel like calling it. You neither purchased the service nor pay for it.
A courtesy upgrade is a gift, i.e. something that is not paid for.
I bought my authenticator from the Blizzard Online Store. Ergo, I paid for the service that comes with the hardware. Blizzard can choose to alter how the system works, or discontinue it forever. Until they do so, I do
have a right and an entitlement to the service associated with the hardware that I purchased.
My point stands.
I am not saying that the system is fatally flawed, or that it is a deal breaker for me. Personally, I think it's working fine and Blizzard is trying to close any actual loopholes in the system(as opposed to perceived loopholes).
I just feel that calling the authenticator a "courtesy" is false, as well as an attempt to derail this thread by dismissing the concerns of the OP(& their supporters) as irrelevant.
Additionally, I find your logic...flawed.
Whether you and I agree with their concerns, isn't the point. They exchanged money for a service. That service is no longer working as advertised, so they have requested clarification to soothe their concerns.
Clarification has not been forthcoming.
Along the way, there has been a great deal of doom & gloom(mostly unrealized), as well as obfuscation about the heart of the matter. The simple fact is this:
They have concerns, and a right to some sort of response.
At this point(as I said earlier in the thread), I think a response is not only unlikely, but would be counterproductive. The time to respond to this was thirteen threads ago. A response at this time would do nothing more than stir up additional controversy, for no useful reason.
On that note, I think I'm done for the night. Goodnight all.