Yeah, that’s not a good answer Kevin and Ed.
You’re removing functionlity. Do you hear me? Updates are meant to improve. You are making it worse by dictating to your users that they cannot use User courses on the mobile app. By definition, you are making the experience worse. This cannot be spun in a flowery way, you are removing functionality for no reason.
Also, your in-house courses are NOT a rich experience. They are rudimentary, beginner courses, only designed for a limited selection of languages. The only way to improve on those is to use User courses, or to drastically increase what is available. (and by the way, I actually use your in-house course for German since I am absolute beginner. I love it, but once I am finished, I will need community courses on your app with offline mode, or else it becomes worthless to me).
Your “analysis” of the userbase shows you are just being a corporate shill that wants to appeal to the most basic form of language learners (ie. people that will never be fluent or take their learning to the next level). Very, very sad.
Please don’t make me migrate to another service that keeps up with my needs. Please. Your business analysts should be truly ashamed of themselves. No love for learning, advanced language learning, long term users, and loyal customers. Treating us all like Duolingo idiots who just want to learn 100 Italian words so we can order a flipping Pizza… Such a shame.