Honestly I can't see what's all the fuss is about. Those people saying they feel threatened by the feature tend to forget one very important detail: They chose to run an Alpha-release, and they did so knowing that things WILL be tested in those Alpha-releases scheduled by the developers and Canonical. Thus I see no reason for those loud decelerations I've read here.
Ease up a bit - The feature has already been taken out. And there's no vorries.