Yes, that's why I said it is a nah for now as I see no immediate need to become a product. And I have said it should be a minor research, meaning it is still remain as a research, just not as important as other researches closer to moved to a product. I have never said we don't need the research.
MSR has the task of researching anything that they want. Sometimes they help directly with product needs, and sometimes their work becomes a product or feature. Most of the time it's about pure research regardless of the possibility of their results making it into a product. Mandating that they be product-focused would be bad for science and probably make it more difficult for their work to be useful.