Once the decision is made what can anybody do about it?
Hodgdon is a large company that invested a lot of money into buying a business that they wanted to specialize in and now they have a lot of those costs to recoup for their investors/owners.
I don't know what all of the discontinued products are but I did read that their cartridge powder is in between ffg & fffg - i.e. 2.5 ffg.
Apparently there may be other similar products such as Swiss that are cleaner although more expensive.
Companies reorganize and/or drop products for lots of reasons.
Someone's loss is often someone else's gain.
Just like when the Ruger Old Army was discontinued. Companies do it for whatever reasons. Usually it's about money and/or profits.
Hopefully some other company will be able to pick up the slack and maybe even offer a better product at a similar price, or similar product at a better price...whatever.
One thing that's certain is that nothing lasts forever.
Goodbye Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Saturn, Mercury, Studebaker, DuPont black powder yada, yada, yada.