Lounge access for me is an important part of airtravel & I have used the Anytime Access on many occasions, usually in Europe, when flying Easy Jet from Geneva and Zurich and the odd LH flight from Dusseldorf. To me Anytime Access is a luxury that became a necessity.
It makes absolutely perfect sense to me for BA to withdraw the benefit and whilst it may be an inconvenience, it is not, for me, a life changing experience.
It just means that my Priority Pass will get more use.
The fact that Anytime Access is still valid for Oneworld partner flights remains a benefit.
Why should BA entertain LCC passengers?