I thought so, and IMHO it's much better than the 10 year old platform we use in Quebec... but people were unfortunately attached to their inferior platform for whatever reason, lol.
I wished hosts did make the switch, especially with Facebook rising among game hosts (which honestly sucks for it) and newcomers not using ASC as much... that platform is needed but can't take off without hosts.
Who were the developers? I'm curious what happened to the codebase and if there could be a chance to open-source it rather than just leave it dead. Which I can understand to be painful if money was invested, but perhaps less so than abandoning it...