Holy Cow! Red Gate taking over development of Lutz Roeder's .NET Reflector

After 8 years Lutz says he wants to move on to different things, and has handed over the reigns of Reflector to Red Gate (makers of a number of SQL and .NET tools). There is a Q&A piece here on what the change means. I have mixed feelings about this: if it was a choice between no reflector, and a reflector supported by a commercial entity then naturally I would prefer to have reflector, but I would have preferred to see this project maintained and moved forward by the community. Fortunately Red Gate have comitted to keeping a free version available. The “things they’re going to do” with it is try to improve the usability - but how can you improve on perfection? I guess I should give them the benefit of the doubt, but from my point-of-view reflector works pretty much exactly as it should. I have often mused “how much would you pay for reflector if it wasn’t free” (in much the same vein as asking “how much would you pay for google if it wasn’t free”) - perhaps in the future I’ll have a chance to test my answer.