This is the gist of the petition:
Changing all devices to use Micro USB in replacement for the wonderful MINI USB (which almost never broke) was an obvious ploy by companies to get you to re-purchase charger parts for your devices faster than ever before. Before Micro USB was released, users would have to buy maybe 1 (if that) replacement Micro USB cable per year. Since implementing MINI USB, I have replaced these cables AT LEAST 20 TO 30 TIMES.
For some of us not-so-techies out there, do you remember when your phone had a slightly larger USB connection and hardly ever failed. But then one day you got a new device and came with a different sized (smaller) cable? The end of the USB cable is noticebaly more frail and falls apart very easily. The older cables lasted MUCH longer!
The reason they did this was to make us consumers buy more and more cables to replace our "worn out USB connectors". It's utter nonsense. It's a nuisance always replacing them and it ends up costing a lot of money!
It's time for us consumers to unite and get back our old MINI USB technology to our devices! We won't stand for it anymore. What they did SHOULD BE ILLEGAL!!!! Stand with me and let's fight it!