Autodesk has grown and prospered by always, as much as possible, placing the customer’s needs foremost.
John Walker, 1990, The Autodesk File 
That was the dominant philosophy back in Autodesk’s ancient history, to the benefit of all. However, is that still the case today? I’m not going to offer an view one way or the other in this post. Instead, I will leave it open to the floor. Good or bad, please comment below using specific examples if you can. If you’re short of time, you can still use the poll on the right to express your opinion.