Using a product or not Posted on Monday, September 17th, 2012 at 10:53 am. PTWritten by Jim Dalrymple Shawn Blanc’s list of three criteria on whether you should continue using a product or not. I like his list. Moeskido Sad that people need to be reminded of this. SSteve I would modify the description of number 3 (“Number 3 is important because if the company behind the product cares about making the next version better for you, then it means you’ll be rewarded for sticking around”). It’s also very important if the company cares about making the current version better for you. With, for example, operating system updates.