Your pass represents the second year for the mega cheap all east pass. ASC sold millions of these passes but lost some longtime customers. The logistics of programming the scanners for a few scant weeks is alot easier said than done plus it would piss off some of the current pass holders.
The real answer is it's not worth it in view of the fact that they already have your money and the fact that ASC has never made a dime of profit from day 1 so they are desparate to keep costs down. Alot of people, including myself, are waiting with baited breath for their Q3 report which ends on April 30th.