So what's the business strategy here? It looks as though anyone who wants to make use of CL to do anything with 'native' widgets is being pushed aside in favour of a mobile platform that no-one really wants - except maybe some businesses.
I think lots of people wanted (and do want) Windows Phone 8 support, including me. I want to be able to put my app on every marketplace out there for maximum exposure. I'd like to see the number of platforms expanded even more, such as the Windows store. I've developed native apps on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 store and made some decent money there. I've already utilized CoronaCards for Windows Phone 8 and have an app released. It's pretty simple to do - the learning curve is low.