Let me just add to the chorus of woe, as I was one of those people who woke up this morning to discover that Scrabulous has been disabled because of a lawsuit from Hasbro
. It was inevitable--the article that says Scrabulous "bears a close resemblance to the word game Scrabble" is being absurdly tactful. Scrabulous is
Scrabble in every particular, from the tile counts to the board layout to the words used in the official dictionaries. So this was bound to happen at some point, and now that Hasbro has recently put out Scrabble Beta--a truly clunky, slow-moving alternative that's inferior in every way--the writing was on the wall.
I have to say that I'm reasonably confident that they'll work something out, because apparently Scrabulous is the single most popular feature on Facebook (so Facebook has a reason to keep it alive) and it has caused a spike in sales of the Scrabble board game (so Hasbro benefits from having them around).
In the meantime, though, it looks like my life just got waaaaaay more productive.
UPDATE: Here's another article
that's a bit more detailed.