Re: No updates for in-contract non-EOL cisco devices
AC: The one question I would have is when did you buy the 5505?
If you check my link to community.cisco.com in the OP you'll see the answer to your question. You may have made a different decision based on the same criteria, but we purchased way before the end of sale date was even announced.
If I'd known that Cisco wouldn't honour it's contract, and retire the software early (in breach of contract) then the ROI wouldn't have stood up and I'd have proposed an alternative, but we have to go into contracts assuming good faith.