It's all Google's fault
Hardly a 'cockup'. Why on earth do people think they can install beta software and then proceed to use it productively indefinitely? Unfortunately due to the nature of some less than honest tech companies out there people nowadays assume that beta = free lunch.
Thank you Google, thank you for screwing up people's expectations. Now the real software developers have a hard time convincing people that beta software is only for experienced organisations and individuals to help find PROBLEMS before the final release of the PAID-FOR (or in a few refreshing instances - freeware) version.