Sure, we all know the alternatives for calling a person crippled: e.g. disabled, handicapped, a specific disease name, etc. No need to get into those.
But I just was talking about how a new version of a particular piece of software had decided to deliberately made an aspect of it worse to push people to pay for the more expensive option. My normal word for that is “crippled” – “I don’t think people should have to pay more due to a deliberately crippled experience.”
I’m not interested in people saying “it’s okay to still say crippled.” Maybe it is, but it hits me wrong, so I’m wanting something else. Nor is this an argument about whether such tactics as I describe are legitimate. I’m just drawing a complete blank on synonyms for this, and I’m pretty sure that they exist.
I chose IMHO because I’m open to people explaining their opinion about which synonym is the best, more natural, etc.