I also found out the hard way that some of these new changes affected me because I use AW2K. I do not think I can put 100% of the blame on AW2K. I am quite upset with Player Auctions. It was on the Player Auctions site that I saw an add for AW2K. I find it funny that a business that advertises a program for use with their site does not take into account any of their changes and their impact on customers. Because of these actions I am not able to use AW2K at all - and I depend on it to make a living. Either they do not care about the people that use AW2K, or their communication is very poor with the people at AW2k. In either case I am a very disatisfied customer with Player Auctions for promoting a program and then not backing it up. To leave me hanging like this is poor business. As far as AW2K's side of this matter... I think they should have better communications with their customers and at least let us know when something like this is going to happen. I can't imagine that AW2K and Player Auctions programmers do not communicate with each other.
To sum this up, in the future please try to keep your customers informed before a disaster like this occurs. If I am somewhat prepared by being informed, I wont be so upset when it happens.
Just a thought or two.