I’ve talked more than once about Twitter restricting it’s API. Sure most people I know don’t use the native Twitter clients, but most people I know easily qualify as power users of pretty much anything they use.
It seems that the general Twitter user uses Twitter’s apps or the website. Twitter has these stats as well so they know that they can get away with it. Most of their users aren’t using other clients. Sure those that are may be whiners but the reality is they probably won’t rock the boat enough.
Our only real hope is that more apps like Instagram gets shafted and then users complain.