So long as Google Voice is still around, its features—however awesome—are going to continue to be hamstrung by its faults. And as we’ve seen for the past three years, Google is never going to throw its weight behind Voice in the way it’d need to to make that service succeed.
I don’t want it to die. Voice is as integral to my life as Gmail, Twitter and Tumblr. But with the unceremonious shuttering of Reader and the fact that Google recently added the ability to port your Voice number out of the service, I doubt it’s long for this world.