I like what SRAM is doing for the most part. I dislike that they brought yet another rear derailleur to market. Not that I want to put a 10-44 cassette on my 1x aero road bike, but it is a bit of a bummer for customers that they have to navigate the which rear derailleur for which cassette maze. For something like a 3T Exploro, having a 10-36 cassette on a road wheel set and a 10-44 on a gravel wheelset seems like a great solution, though.
I hope SRAM at least discontinues the SRAM Force eTap AXS “normal” rear derailleur, because very few people seem to opt for the 10-26 cassette anyway. IMHO the WIDE rear derailleur should have become the new normal and then the WIDE version should cover the 10–36 and 10–44 cassettes.
Agree to disagree: giving people more options is good. I remember that a few years back some curious fellow named Ted King won Dirty Kanza on a gravel bike with front suspension.
IMHO it is great that now we truly have a spectrum of drop bar bikes that covers aero road racers to people doing trails you ought to use a mountain bike for. A front suspension will not just be a boon for people who like to challenge themselves with what would be easy-ish trails if you were on a mountain bike, but cater to the large number of people who want some comfort.