Keskos, you seem to be so paranoid about Microsoft-bashing that you're starting to see it where it doesn't exist.  Eg., this thread: smartguy says that he is not seeing much innovation in BOTH companies.  How is this MS-bashing???

Personally I agree.  On a superficial level there doesn't seem to be much innovation in these alpha releases IMO.  I'm not a programmer so I don't know what changes are being made on the programming front however.