I was also a key developer on Visual Studio 2 & 4 back in the mid 90's working for MS.
And the only way you could think of contacting Microsoft was through this forum?
When I was at Build at the LA convention center the Microsofties were giving each other high fives in the lobby of the hotel.
I think it's sad that once you leave the company you're no longer a friend. I have seen this with many people from Microsoft and Google. I know that where I worked creating software, I can contact people and give suggestions or comments via IM or phone.