I see that you all made the right decision. You cut excess bulk and low use features from your product and came out with the 80% solution that you could sell. You did it in 20% of the time. Nice work! However, I don’t think Rick would agree. It sounds like you gutted his baby and put out an “inferior” product. Apollo and the Space Shuttle were inferior products too, so is the Falcon 9 (I’ll bet)! The 737, a real POS! And do not get me started on my car (2005 Mustang GT)!!!
I had a similar experience recently with my own Rick. He was an assh0le too.