range locking not used in GroupWise

Steve Carter wrote:
"I'm suprised that some people think that the reason that I've supported
range locking is because GroupWise uses the feature, GroupWise does not. In
the early days SoftSolutions did, but that is behind us. "

You sound like a person who has learned from experience that byte-range
locking has some problems, and you seem happy to report that GroupWise
doesn't use it.

I can agree that a lot of people and products have used byte-range locking.
Would you agree that it's often been merely expedient, rather than being a
good idea architecturally?