I told her they moved Silverlight into Windows as opposed to being something that ran on top of it.

Maybe that should have been the high level message that MS gave us - something along the lines of

"We recognised the importance of WPF and Silverlight and for the next version of Windows we are consolidating and moving these important technologies into the core Windows Runtime".

At the same time they could have bigged up HTML5 without 'annoying' anyone.