Quote from AzureShadow"Dies" is a silly and useless change to the game rules, and I sincerely hope that whoever decided to push that through gets fired or at least demoted from his or her position.
I've been around for a few years now, this sort of response is to be expected any time they change any significant rules/terminology. Remember the backlash to "exile" as opposed to "removed from the game"? How is this any different?
I think the M10 rules changes of damage no longer using the stack had the most negative backlash of any changes in Magic history. Two years later, we're still doing fine. Heck, I think we can all agree that it makes more sense this way, and most people I know are all for the change now.