A few weeks ago, WP introduced "reblogging". Some users liked it; others didn't, said so, and suggested that there should be an option to disable reblogging from one's blog.
In connection with this feature, Matt wrote: "The original vision of WordPress (and WP.com) wasn't to freeze blogging at a moment in time and never evolve and listen to our customers, it was to constantly iterate and adapt based on features our users ask for, or we like." And Mark wrote: "Fair Use does exist as do many posts and bloggers who deserve a way to get wider exposure. And that's what it is all about."
A few days later, the forum thread on reblogging was closed by Matt, the comments on the wp.com blog announcement were also closed, and sonofbruce's CSS suggestion for hiding the Like button was removed, with the notice that "modifying your admin bar like this is grounds for suspension".
So WP seems to be saying: We listen to you, and we're dedicated to providing what you ask for and what you deserve. But if some of you don't like what we say you must like, we stop the dialog. And if you try to get rid of a feature you don't like, we suspend your blog. How nice.
(By the way, there's nothing in the TOS against modifying the admin bar. On the contrary, the TOS say: "our service is designed to give you as much control and ownership over what goes on your site as possible".)
Anyway, Matt wrote that in two weeks he would be "happy to have a discussion with everyone". So: more than three weeks have passed. Some of us didn't like the feature, and still don't - not because of "misinformation", not because of "confusion", not because we hadn't "used and comprehended the feature" (in fact, some of us had done so more than some staff members), but because it "takes the thinking out of blogging", as thesacredpath put it. Some of us would like an opt-out option. So far WP has ignored this request, and has provided no explanation why.