I was using the arcpy.da cursors in ArcGIS 10.2 to iterate for quite some time now yet didn't use "classic" cursors that became available in 10.0 a single time. Is there any situation where one would must (due to a limitation or a similar reason) use arcpy.%type%Cursor instead of arcpy.da.%type%Cursor?
Esri help doesn't seem to outline any case when one would need to use classic one:
ArcGIS 10.1 added a new data access module (arcpy.da) The previously existing cursors (that are still listed under arcpy) are still functional and valid; however, the new arcpy.da cursors include significantly faster performance.
So, I am just wondering why Esri keeps updating the older arcpy cursors in 10.2 when the Data Access module is available since 10.1 and provides "better" cursors? Is there any other reason apart from keeping 10.0 scripts that use arcpy (not da module based) cursors running?