Well, yesterday Hamlet Au wrote a blog post that essentially stated that Second Life residents were resistant to change and because of that they were enemies to Second Life's survival.
What are my thoughts on this? Just a two:
1) Everyone won't agree on what changes are good or bad for Second Life. Second Life has a very diverse population. What one person considers a great idea, others will consider a horrible idea. Open sourcing the viewer, sculpts, meshes, and Viewer 2.0 all fall under this.
2) I've noticed that there's been a great deal of resistance to changes that Hamlet Au wants to see in secondlife, such as facebook integration and gamification. One must wonder if this affected Hamlet's reasoning at all.