that was the first thing that caught my eye as well. At least a vista OS is to be expected. A bit of an oops in my opinion as MS partner.
OT: looking forward to this new platform. the part on the XAML issue. As a developer working on a developer platform it is a must to learn XAML (pitty because there is already so much you need to know), but going forward that should not be a problem but an esset in the future i guess.