To me this is something that should have stayed as an extension. I'd say only a minority of people will use this feature (I have a Chromecast and I can't see it getting much use). Why do we need this built in to what is meant to be a fast and lightweight web browser?
A guy at my company gave verbal four weeks notice (stupid, but still...), then when it came the date, which was well known by everyone in the company, they said he hadn't given notice. Didn't want to work with him over it or anything, so he went back to his desk, thought for about five minutes, then got up and walked out.
The majority of the good open source apps have moved to GitHub over this, and user trust in the site is dead. I know myself and a number of people I know don't go there anymore, hell, uBlock even blocks it by default.