People literally still edit videos on FCP 7 to this day, even on a film that actually gets distribution (Also as another fun fact that the article brings up: the Academy Award winning film Parasite was also edited on FCP7). So, I'm not sure what your point is. If your problem that FCPx was and I reiterate was dogshit, considering that the previous program even to this day works just fine, then there isn't really a problem for said Pros.Where were you when they pulled actual boxes of FCP 7 off the shelves? Thats not how pro or enterprise operations live. FCPx was dogshit.
Aaaand? Sounds like what every editor does with every NLE?Among other things it expected you to maintain multiple clients assets in your personal media library.
Aaaand? This post actually doesn't even make sense. The XServe as an example didn't sell well. Straight up. Even though it was a great product. Axing it was a business decision, it didn't make sense to sell things no one was buying. In other words: NOT popular. The 17" Macbook Pro also fits into this category. 17" laptops hit increasingly declining sales. You know the size that is the most popular and continues to be the most popular? Their smaller laptops, most notably the 13". The 13" Macbook Pro is actually the highest volume Mac that Apple makes. Period. And its been that way for a decade plus. So yeah, 17" = not popular.People were put out when Itanium was killed, but it wasn't nearly as popular as half the stuff Apple takes to the woodshed when they get bored of it.
So far to reiterate your cases that you're mad about: things Apple did continue to support for half a decade plus and stuff people no one bought. And I guess in the case of FCP you have an option to continue using the same program or move to another program that eventually got all the same features. Great. Be mad at them for no reason.