Boy, did you miss the point. Trying to pick apart each thing I said totally ignores the point that none of the things you put on the list are any better indicators of success than Ballmer's "400 Million W8 Devices in a year." In this case, I'll go further: every thing you have on your list could have rosy numbers on some spec sheet somewhere, and YOU would still be you, and would troll these forums hating on Microsoft, talking about how badly they are doing.
You know, there's very little difference between fanbois and haters when it comes to blindly believing something.
Sorry if I pissed you off by responding to your points. The fact is you missed my point. I wasn't hating on Microsoft. I'm concerned that Ballmer's overly nebulous meter for the "success" of W8 will ultimately lead to the irrelevancy of the Windows franchise. I don't want that.
Now carefully reach inside your pants and gently unbunch those undies. I'm sure that will make you feel a whole lot better.