It's not a scam. It's a solution to an issue that exists...FCP X does not export audio via AAF or OMF for professional mixing. FCP 1-4.5 had issues with this too. Well, even 5.0. The OMFs weren't good, weren't stable, didn't include levels or panning. So Automatic Duck was the way to get audio from your system to an audio mixer.
FCP X removed OMF export...so now the Duck comes to the rescue to those people who use FCP X and need professional audio mixing. But really, if you need to continue to operate in a collaborative professional environment, stick with FCP 7...because it does it right now, properly.
A joke Shane, A joke. Or possibly insider trading and politics. Sounds like you're not happy either.
Its like who in the real world consults for Apple to make sure these ESSENTIALS aren't missing?
Obviously not you from your tone.
My vote is that you should be!!
Then Apple can release a flawless product that defies all competition. Then we can create beautiful films and television programs going home with a big smile on our dial.