The reason is simply to present the other side. To an extent I'm playing Devil's Advocate and really wish it could be as I and you and many others would seem to want: To keep using MS and find a way to overcome current and future errors.
I believe that the apparent core purpose of this thread is misleading. By the very wording of the title 'Time to put the Mapsouce errors to rest' which you've chosen for this so-called 'Survey' you've immediately given insight into what you've set out to achieve which would seem be one of two things: Either to prove there are no errors, or if there are errors, find what problems are causing the errors and fix those problems. That's a reasonable inference to make from the Title I believe. The first is demonstrably impossible because the errors are well-documented and acknowledged by Garmin themselves thru their own experts posting in open forum. The second is partly known, the creation code in MS is simply outdated and Garmin won't [and actually can't] fix it, but it's the overall problem even if specific causative problems aren't identified. So the errors will keep happening regardless of any survey and can't be stopped. May as well just form a club as I suggested earlier. Maybe also a committee to examine the subsequent social impact on woodchucks caused by Garmin heartlessly abandoning MS. That's why I mean by saying a survey is pointless, it cannot achieve any results. Further, you state that you're not asking for Garmin to fix anything. That's good because they aren't going to anyway.
'Beat your head against a brick wall' is a very common saying amongst native english speakers. I apologise for using a colloquial term on an international forum. It simply means: 'to waste your time, particularly in a painful way'; 'the endevour is totally pointless'. Or to reference Don Quixote, 'to tilt at windmills' [that one should resonate methinks].
Why would you again think I'm angry and tell me to calm down for goodness sake?. As I've already told you elsewhere previously, I'm in no way angry. That's the second time you've accused me of that for no reason. Perhaps it's a Freudian Slip and it means that you're angry and upset and therefore expect that I should be the same. This is categorical: I'm not angry and I'm a very calm person. And I don't work for Garmin. Perhaps I'll apply, they certainly seem to need some help convincing ppl such as yourself why there's a need to get over their annoyance about the abandonment of MS and learn to use BC/MI instead. PR and customer communication doesn't seem their strong point and nor is product testing before release. With GarminExpress we're all beta testers and they did exactly the same with BC/MI. They still haven't got the lousy GUI for MI anywhere near acceptable. MS's is far superior in ease of use, presentation and intuitiveness. They made a huge mistake just in that one point, not making it more like MS's GUI to look at and use. That one single thing would have limited the tide of criticism and opposition to some extent. I'm starting to despair it ever will be fixed. Very clever outsiders have created work-arounds to resize the window so you can at least see what you're doing. Why the hell couldn't Garmin do that you'd wonder, or just enable the GUI's maximise/minimise function. They really are very good at ignoring things pointed out by customers.
I'm not trying to bite your head off. Just selling the message that nothing you find out will make the slightest difference so I'm trying to let ppl see that participating in your 'survey' posted in Garmin Discussions [albeit you think it's not discussable] is quite pointless. If they still wish to participate that's fine, but they are entitled to the truth before they spend the time. Good luck with it anyway, at least it might give ppl a chance to vent.
"Take 2 'asprin' and don't call me in the morning". Chill out bro.
I appreciate that you would feel that there's some point in you comparing the differences between the programs before deciding which you can use. Best to take the advice I gave you in my reply to your PM, and if you want even broader views have a look at these:
Both started well over a year ago, and there's some very interesting opposing positions put forward. Some strong opinions by both seasoned and inexperience users. Everybody interested in this 'discussion' should read them imo.