Bad news for 3G users AirPlay Support Removed From iOS 4.2 For iPhone 3G

Looks like its turning out to be a bad time for all you iPhone 3G users out there. After the removal of support for Game Center for the device in iOS 4.1, its the turn of AirPlay to meet the same fate.
Folks over at 9to5Mac are reporting that Airplay support has been removed for iPhone 3G from iOS 4.2 GM that was released to developers last week.

This feature allows users to stream music, photos, and video from their iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to the new Apple TV

It was working in previous beta versions of iOS 4.2 on iPhone 3G, however, it has been removed from the iOS 4.2 GM version, which means that it will not be available in iOS 4.2 when it is released to the public. We are hearing rumors that iOS 4.2 will be released sometime next week.
According to Apple's website, AirPlay is still listed as one of the new features coming to “all iOS 4 devices”. However, the feature is very likely to be removed from the public release for iPhone 3G for reasons we do not know yet.
The AirPlay Option is missing on iPhone 3G running iOS 4.2 

This is not the first time, Apple has removed support for a feature for iPhone 3G. The Game Centre feature that was introduced in iOS 4.1 met the same fate. It was available in earlier beta versions of iOS 4.1 for iPhone 3G users but was later disabled in the public release.
Were you looking forward to using AirPlay on your iPhone 3G? Are you disappointed that the feature has been dropped?