unbeknownst to me wrote: My OP was meant to be a rhetorical question. I hadn't expected any responses.
The obtuse point I was attempting to make was......
Over time, CellNuvo users have done quite well with minimal effort....irrespective of their intermittent slight inconveniences.
Getting something for free always has some cost (e.g., time, effort, forbearance)
When things are going well, posters "gush" about CellNuvo , when there are difficulties, the "end is nigh" comments seem to kick in.
As you avatar might say, "Well!"
Seriously, I agree with your comments above regarding free stuff. Every individual must decide whether or not the time and effort required to acquire "free" is worth it. In my case, it most certainly has been, at least up to now; time will tell whether it will be worth it to continue with CN, given the challenges inherent with the new version of their app.