But most people here seem to want actual interaction from Microsoft employees visiting Channel9. And that means you don't get to pull out this "you're an employee, and I'm a customer" crap like you're yelling at the airline counter clerk.
Spare me the melodrama please, I'm not the one hurling insults here. Please indicate what you believe in my posts constitues as "yelling", I'd love to see it. You truly believe "Hey, any IE developers want to comment on this" equates to the abuse an airline clerk receives? You can't be serious.
No one is asking for the level of interaction that you would expect from paid support, just a small degree of professionalism in response to an honest question (that had a smiley attached, btw). The response was uncalled for, and frankly as mentioned the "bumps" wouldn't have been necessary if someone had just responded with "Yes, it's a known issue". Issue solved, and it would have been recieved with thanks.
And btw, the "bumps" were people chiming in with their own experience - much of this thread was about that, as all bug-related threads are. My question was posted a whopping *one day* after the last post. The picture you're painting of poor developers being hounded simply does not coincide with reality.