At the risk of getting off-topic, I generally place more faith in these guys than Google, but there's still a prevailing mentality that developers are more important than users, which really rubs me the wrong way.
Look at the direction they took over an experimental feature to give users fine-grained control over permissions: https://plus.google.com/100275307499530023476/posts/iLrvqH8tbce
While a lot of reasons were given, all the talk about "backlash from developers who don't want their apps running in unpredictable environments" and a desire to avoid "app developers pissed off at CM and blacklisting us" really felt like the root motivation behind the decision to nuke the feature.
I want final say over what happens on my phone. If that upsets a software developer, too damn bad. Don't release your code if you don't want people running it any way they see fit.