I found nothing but funny when people (specially with US cultural background) use the "loser" epithet as a way to describe the other; here, in the OSS world, we see the other not as somebody we need to defeat to prove we are strong (and, by definition, a "winner"), but as someone we can collaborate to make something (our software, our community) better… in iterations and for free, if possible.
you're making a bunch of non-sense claims that are completely baseless and show a lot of ignorance on what is Plone (and Zope), what does OSS means and what to expect when using a GNU GPL v2 license.
first of all, let me repeat this: the Plone community has absolutely no obligation on maintaining and supporting versions that have being out of active maintenance since mid 2012.
we are not responsible of your sites, neither of your lack of knowledge and/or competence on the topic. we have absolutely nothing to do with the fact that your organization of about 100,000 people is not willing to pay for support/maintenance/training for you on your platform to any of the companies/professionals working with Plone on a daily base.
that's your problem, not ours; period.
it's unfair to criticize support based on volunteers' spare time; try asking for free support on deprecated products to any of the multi-billion dollar software companies out there and wait for an answer. pay the right amount and you'll receive world class support on any OSS platform.
it's ridiculous to claim that Plone is not suitable for mission critical, enterprise grade, CMS applications; here, again, you're showing your supine ignorance on the topic you're trying to lecture us.
seems you think because you work on a big organization you can come here and insult people for free.
well, let me tell you something: I'm currently working for an organization of 2,000,000 people (the Brazilian Federal Government), and Plone has served us very well for many years; we have hundreds of Plone sites up and running, securely, highly available, and with very few resources invested.
having said that, I wish you good luck on your new endeavors; I'm sure your going to get what you pay for with your new supplier.
for me is going to be a pleasure not having to read your requests for support anymore: now I'm going to have more spare time for the things I love, like continue improving our solutions for the community or enjoying a sunny day afternoon with my friends and a glass of good local beer.
share and enjoy!