Thinking about the user?
There is no doubting that when it comes to building beautiful, user centric hardware and software, Apple is tops. This device is yet another example of this. However, Apple seems to think that just because their products are great, they can jerk the customer around and get away with it. In their Leopard previews they touted Time Machine and over the air backups using an Airport Extreme base station and a USB drive. Then at the last minute they pulled this feature. Unfortunately I, and many others, went out and bought an AX base station and a big ass USB drive only to find now that instead of doing what is right for the end user (updating AX and Time Machine to handle OTA backups) they now require new hardware. Unfortunately I am not made of money and am not willing to replace a perfectly fine AX base station. Do what is right Apple.