now to your first point, due to personal issues right now I have no access to a 360 as of now, let alone the ability to run a server, with that being said, I'd be interested as would more dedicated users on my site for example, but for some people in the world, such things are simpler said than done.
Second point, it's not the act of removing the service, rather the reason, sacrificing an entire network for the reason of bringing such important new features, but more to the point, what I suspect is a dirty technique to empty more wallets on the 360.
We was maybe too big a word, so apologies, I'm sure it ruined your day, but by we, I speak on behalf of the people of halospy, who active percent of agree with what I've said.
Hell, of course they use it, it's on the system, but I believe that it's unneccesairy, i have a certainty that nobody was particularly infuriated when those features weren't there from the beginning, and such things that simply can be used on a computer should not come at the cost of an entire gaming network. And you can tell all the people loosing the live network that that was democratic.