This happened last month and already HP is making small changes. The Mercury Rewards Store is ending on September 15th, 2006 which is good and bad. My major concern is does this mean HP is going to jack up the already very high price for the Mercury tools.
Postings have dropped off dramatically in the discussion forums. It takes much longer to get any response to a problem, frequently no real solution is posted there.
In the past there was much complaining and teeth gnashing over the "me too" and "i agree" posts that garnered points, perhaps unfairly, but now the gurus don't show up to answer questions. They've killed off the community meeting place where ideas were exchanged and newbies could learn.
It could have been fixed rather than killed.
I hope that QTP itself isn't killed off in this business deal.