By shoveling you mean taking them off the web store? You do realize you can buy themes on their respective consoles right?
Of course, but it seems particularly absurd in this particular case, going to the effort of publishing an item that’ll be instantly buried. I mean, do you go browsing specifically for themes? I presume few people do, which ironically feeds into why they are being taken off the web.
This conversation keeps going on but I keep wondering: I thought they were launching a new web store. Is launching a new web store with different features the same as "removing" features from the old web store?
Just gonna say that you are 100% right that the implementation of themes and avatars into the store has been detrimental. Trying to browse the Deals section each week became more trouble than it was worth years ago.
As for the rest of it, this was all likely going to happen no matter what, but this rollout should have been better. I don’t know, all I hope is that they at least don’t make things even worse for the legacy systems in the short term.