It's understandable that losing a dock can make the application seem less useful, but think of all the other shortcuts that you can load that will work just fine.
I have EVERYTHING linked through it. Music, pictures, documents, games, everything I use.
And besides, this is Accuweather's doing, not the folks at Stardock.
I remember being more upset when the RSS reader stopped working. I used to read The Register feeds every single day. I did that for years and years before it stopped working.