Google is closing the doors on Lively. I can accept that yet another big company has discovered it's own business culture and model isn't suited to running virtual rooms. A lot of companies shouldn't get into that business.
What I can't accept is that the virtual artists so blithely disregard the need to be able to recover the content. Videos and screenshots are insulting as a means to save high dollar hard to replicate 3D content. It just won't do.
Yet time and time again, the users defend the platform and the company and sneer in the general direction of content standards. It's like watching skydivers get into a creaky biplane and sneer at the man packing their parachutes.
I have to say it. In all of my years of working in hypermedia technology, the virtual worlds content industry is the dumbest group of artists in the world. They are all attitude and taste with chicken wings.