LL has every right to change things, how they want and when they want, even close down secondlife in the short, medium, or long term.
What they can't expect, is for the community to follow them like loyal sheep, over to another platform.
This great world has been the place it has become by the works of the third party creators, and the friendships build up over the years by the people that come here, purchase land, and the objects the creators make.
Some people have been speculating after the last ToS change, whether part the reason for change is to claw back control of secondlife, and to put an end to the open sourced scripting, and interlectual property rights.
If this is the case, the board of LL seem to forget or chose to ignore, that this isn't like star trek online or Everquest or any other platform where people can make things for the game. the people here create to hopefully make money to pay for their outgoings or even if lucky make it a business.
They're also forgeting that the citzens of secondlife, may very well resent them causing friendships to part inworld (other media remains) or that years of personal investment in virtual goods and homes, ( should secondlife version one stop) wasted money.
Many people will resist supporting the new world as it is pointless moving there when everything we want and need is here.
I fall into that group, I won't be moving or trying and if linden labs do close version one they lost me as a customer, as i'll keep in contact with people via skype and text,voice options rather than be corraled into a new product.
I do hope that linden labs are very carefully monitoring how much money this 'brave new world ' is likely to cost them