I remember back when Apple retired the 30 pin adapter and introduced lightning there was the same sort of backlash and uproar as there has been over the removal of the headphone jacks. Fast forward a few years and I don't think many would argue that the change was for the better. It was worth the year or so of mild annoyance at having to use adapters for older devices so that today the technology that we are all using is not old and dated. I feel the same way about the headphone jack. It's going to be annoying for a while for people who still use the 3.5mm connection on a daily basis. But I'm hopeful it will be worth it in the long run for technology to move forward. At least Apple actually included the adapter this time around. I think if we could fast forward a few years to when lightning headphones are in abundance and when wireless headphones will have hopefully really taken off, people will realise that, like the change to lightning, the change is moving things forward.