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Just my opinion:
As a former games store employee and owner, as well as someone who has played rpg's for four decades, this decision is terrible. Before D&D 5E released, Paizo & Pathfinder was riding high as the world's #1 rpg. The 1st edition PAC was terrific. My wife and I enjoyed literally hundreds of hours of gaming with it. Buying into the latest edition was a no-brainer for us. The store I worked at (Ettin Games in Humble TX) sold lots of copies and players were excited. The lack of additional content support caused a fade of excitement, however.
I don't play online games. Period. Ever. Gaming is inherently a social experience. Seventy to ninety percent of communication (social element) is nonverbal and does not pass well through the interwebs. Additionally, my wife and I do not play Pathfinder. In fact, I know of no one who does. My former employer has relegated Pathfinder products to the bottom shelf as sales have plummeted below publishers such as Chaosium and Goodman Games.
Cancelling a solid product, that is unique in its mechanics will just make Paizo that much more irrelevant in the gaming market. I guess I'll see if Wizards will fill the void.
Just my opinion.
It’s a good point, and honestly, this decision is enough that I simply won’t support Paizo at all anymore if they can’t make some changes.
If they were to run a KS for multiple new adventures, I’d support that, and that would make sense as opposed to just giving up.