Will wrote: > My mindset was that why hold back a feature that solves one problem > just because it doesn't solve two. What I didn't take into > consideration is that it creates another problem - disparate methods > of retweeting because people will revert back to the old method of > retweeting when they DO want to comment on the original tweet. That > makes any method of aggregating retweets posted via the API method > incomplete. That is a BIG minus. Almost big enough for me to switch > sides on this issue.
You're right on the mark with your comments. Nearly everyone in my Twitter social circle uses RT with added commentary. In most cases they truncate or abbreviate the original message to make room for their addition. A Retweet function without a text attribute is really surprising.