While I only use a few (of the many) add-ons available to Firefox users, I have yet to experience any of them not working when I upgrade to the newest version. The updates released by Mozilla often eliminate program bugs, close security holes, and increase performance. Mozilla's "attitude" is no different than Google's or Microsoft's (the latter is "retiring" IE6) when it comes to browser updates.
Your comments are comforting, but do not dispense fears of a Mozilla autocratic dash towards their dubious target at the expense of everybody else including users.
If Mozilla doctor their own Firefox add-ons to work with their inexplicable mad dash to infinite stardom, then fine, I am happy.
But what about all the other programs that we use ? Sandboxie, NoScript, ABP , RIP, AVG 2012, ZA, KeyScrambler, WOT and a hundred other personal Internet AV`s , FW`s and a whole myriad of available programs and add-ons ?
No good taking off like a rocket and leaving the audience behind. All that does is ensure that Firefox works in grand isolation at some designed point in time and everything else does not. Sounds like a massive user change over to other browsers to me.
We already have a huge fan club for IE, Chrome, Opera, Safari and a whole mass of others. Firefox has it`s critics, many of whome say Firefox is rubbish and if Mozilla glibly abuse the loyalty of their existing customers, then the answer is a rapid nose dive and a rather loud bang.