Even though there weren’t a lot of them sold, cutting off support less than two years after its launch (and even less time after it stopped being sold) sends a message to the other manufacturers that it’s acceptable not to care about the long-term usage of Android devices.
As a nerd I would be pissed. I have to wonder though just how many Android users even know what version of Android they are on and if there is even a new version out — let alone what features are in the new version.
So yes, for nerds this probably is a huge negative — for most users? Well I doubt that most users know and care, all they know is that their phone isn’t evil.1