Why removal of direct email share notifications?

Am I wrong about this? If I am correct, I am curious as to what the thinking was behind it?
Additionally, this seems rather halfway done as one time it actually sent a password in an email with a statement that the link would be in another and yet there was no other.
Noticed another thread wherein nickvergessen wrote “just send the mail individually” – why?
That same thread someone else made an ‘objection’ to the feature removal on Feb 22, and there has been no reply to that.

This was one of the primary features that I desired and will force me to go back to OwnCloud (hoping that the feature hasn’t been removed from theirs either).
Probably no one will respond to this, but this lost an installation that would result in some Enterprise Suppport being spent down the road.