We're a large HSP, and our business, infrastructure and so on is based on FreeBSD, we have a lot of FreeBSD-specific internal software and it's a really big problem to change it.
Should we say to our customers "Hey, guys, Zend Optimizer is not supported anymore, so you should go away"? By the way, they are your customers too, they are using paid Zend products on their workstations for developing. We're already obliged to speak with software developers of not-using Zend encoding, and they are agreed with us and planing to switch from Zend encoding to another technologies, but it's not a best way...
How much time/money it takes to compile FreeBSD-specific packages? I think it's not a big deal (there should be no FreeBSD-specific code, and packaging itself takes just a several minutes), but it's a VERY important for our (i.e. my and your) customers. Let's discuss it, I'm sure we can find the solution.
P.S.: I'm sure it's not only my personal opinion, it's an opinion of whole FreeBSD hosting community.