My “disappoiting issue” is precisely for the topic being discussed in this thread. I can say that with no trace of anger in my voice, although your overbearing tone has me slightly pressed to keep my typing down to the usual volume and rate.
Once again, in case you missed it. The Autosave feature in Sketchup Free is overwriting save-points that I decided by myself. It forces me to save-as in stead to keep my old save-points which is neither helpful nor desirable. I prefer to save at my own leisure and when I am happy with my changes. Not to generalize, but I think a lot of software works this way and that most people are happy with that. There is no reason for Sketchup Free to reeducate its users in this area.
I went online trying to find an option or a way to disable the Autosave feature, and one of the first things I see is a posting with a surprising claim that the feature is somehow desirable because Sketchup Free is an online collaboration tool that runs in a browser and by the way is prone to crashing. Like, wtf?
I don’t normally rekindle old threads this way but I wanted to voice my disagreement because I believe a lot of users feel the same way. The autosave is overwriting a model that I saved as a “stable” version, with a version that I am currently editing. If I’m several dozens of steps into a modification that I regret, sure - I can press Undo several dozens of times. It’s just not very user friendly that way, is it.
I understand that some people may prefer Autosave. By all means keep that feature available. But some of us don’t. We should be allowed to disable it, it’s not an unreasonable request I think.