International Surface Mail from the US not existing anymore makes me angry. In the back of my mind I'd known about this for months, but I suffered amnesia in about May or June. It's not really that I mind paying extra because I'm not sending that much (*cough*afewbooks*cough*), it's that I don't really NEED my things to get to Japan in 2-4 weeks. 2-3 months on a boat would have been just fine, thank you.
Thank goodness Japan still has the sense (or more possibly the financial solvency?) to keep sea mail.