It is good to be familiar with the webassist preferences dialog in general. It isn't too difficult to use, although I see it has rubbed you the wrong way it is very useful for keeping up to date with dot releases and free updates.
Roy, I'm sorry. I disagree in every way imaginable. It IS advertising. Plain and simple. You can call it whatever you want. It IS ADVERTISING!
This feed alone advertises 8 products. NONE of those products have I ever purchased.
I have several feed readers on my machine and as a web developer... I am very aware of how to subscribe to feeds. It's pretty easy... really.
I dislike it when a company ASSUMES I want to know about their product announcements. I hate it when they force those announcements on me WITHOUT my permission.
Eventually, I'm sure, somebody at your company will have the good sense to make this an OPT IN program as opposed to an OPT OUT!
Do you really think that MOST people want your popup ads showing everytime they open Dreamweaver? Honestly?