You have such an actively engaged and devoted group of users - why would you not collect our feedback before making these changes?
I feel stupid, but I never realized before this announcement that Evernote was even in position of being able to view our note content without us opting in. Now that I know that, you're telling me you won't use that capability unless I say it's ok. So you're pretty much on your honor not to view my content, and after the recent announcement, I don't trust that either.
I don't have time to manually encrypt each note. Evernote needs to provide default encryption. I've been using Evernote since it was in beta, but I'll be looking for another solution until that is available.