As many many other’s have blogged and TechNet has seen numerous posts, the February 2014 Lync update changed the emoticons to what appears to be a simpler more 8 bit looking version.  I shrugged when I saw this, but shortly thereafter protests were held and riots broke out.  People really seem to love their emoticons and I was shocked to see how upset it made many.  This ranged from the tongue-in-cheek to the downright enraged.  Do changes like this shake your faith in the product or do you see them as annoyances?   If you really hate it, you might want to head over to Ideascale and cast your vote.