We don't actually view it in terms of "replacing add-ons". We view it in terms of implementing the functionality that our customers are asking for and implementing them in the way that we feel it should be implemented.All in all, great to see new development coming to XenForo. My main question though is why replace 2 addons (soon to be 3, as isnt Luke building his add-on currently?) from your loyal developers with only a fraction of the functionality?
I personally think this is a bit rude as developers are working on tools like these. Why not do the sensible thing with a roadmap?
In many cases, features will come into XF and be improved iteratively over time, and I'm sure you must be familiar with that approach as I'm sure your add-ons are not as fully featured as they are now in their first release.
To all intents and purposes this is our roadmap:I personally think this is a bit rude as developers are working on tools like these. Why not do the sensible thing with a roadmap?
"Improve the like" button was on that first page before we moved it to "Implemented" earlier. Frankly, if you don't want to have add-ons replaced by core functionality, then don't work on stuff that is high up our roadmap. Or, at least, take a more pragmatic approach like @Xon and instead of looking at it as "rude" see it as an opportunity to build improvements on top of the core functionality where you feel it is lacking.