@wastingtimewithforums: So it seems that we are generally in agreement; they should announce now what they plan to do to address desktop users concerns (desktop still being the majority of users) and make a commitment to the next release.

The problem is, of course that they may have already finalised the next release and to add to it would push back the planned release date and this has costs.  I think MS should just take the hit and make the commitment anyway.

Herbie