So remind me again how long Windows Phone has been out? And what's Microsoft big focus for Windows8.1U(n)/9? Mobility? Seem like they are switching gears and focusing on the desktop in order to keep their business folks happy. They're also spending a lot of time undoing the damage that Sinofsky and the like created; merging WP and Windows groups, merging WinRT & WP, developing UA -- you know the stuff that should have been part of their strategy from day one. The more time they take getting their house in order the less relevant they will be in the future.You make it sound like they planned it this way and it will just take time from them to regain their dominance rather than the real story that they screwed up and will be lucky to get people's attention in the future when it comes to mobility devices.
I think WP is ok, the only problem I have it is, it is still freaking WP8. Ok, lets assume everyone did the dev preview and get WP8.1, it is still a freaking WP8.
I don't know what MS is thinking, but, that is entirely idiotic to not increase the full number per 2 years. Just completely idiotic. Otherwise, WP is not too bad, aside from catching up so slowly on every aspect.