Not missing anything doesn't mean you're using the hardware the way Apple intended to. The point of the jailbreak is t add, not to remove functionality, but the moment you start using a jailbroken implementation as argument your point has been invalidated because the jailbreak does not express Apple's intentions whereas the stock firmware does, and those intentions were my argument.
Dude, the old port was just as generic as this one, everything you can do with a digital port you could already do with the Dock Connector, but the analog stuff you could output from the Dock Connector is no longer available, neither is the RS-232 port. This is a disadvantage because it makes the development of new accessories a lot less trivial.as now you have to stream stuff through USB that previously you got from analog pins for free, unless there is a way to make the connector output analog signals somehow, but with so few conductors, I seriously doubt it, especially since the adapter does not support those things.
Until I see composite, component, HDMI, RS-232, and analog audio adapters for the new connector, I will remain skeptical about this.
Do you enjoy eating sour grapes?
The old port was dated. You really think technology hasn't changed in 10 years? The old port was large and easily damaged, as well.
Did you complain when Apple dropped serial ports on their computers? How about the floppy disk?
New technology is always slightly painful at first, as it isn't as convenient right away and can't be used with all the accessories you've accumulated over the years. But that passes with time. Would you rather be stuck in the past?
Complaining about the lack of analog output is pretty dumb. If you absolutely need to stay in the past, don't upgrade. Your current device will continue to work. Or you could follow industry trends and start doing things wirelessly. An Apple AV cable was $50. And AppleTV (which is FAR more useful and convenient) is only $50 more. If you can afford an iPhone 5, I think you can afford an AppleTV (which is nearly as portable as the cable set; it's the size of a hockey puck).
Technology advances, and over the next few months and years, we'll likely see more clearly the benefits of the new port. While uncomfortable in the short term, sometimes you have to (in my best Edward James Olmos impression) roll the hard six.
Sheesh, you've been posting these complaints over and over since the announcement. Does it really affect you that much? If so, do you need to be an early adopter on the iPhone 5?