i agree completely
this goes well beyond the "label" of hardware release only
4 years of secrecy and promises ... then this.
What dont people understand about being letdown? It's an emotional thing to be sure
Your assuming that everything they currently have for Longhorn has been included in that build - it hasn't. I should imagine pretty much everyone here has played with the Avalon stuff, but that's not there. IE7 is approaching beta stage and that's also not there.
Complaining that bits are missing is a fundamental misunderstanding about what this build was intended for. Microsoft were handing it out to device driver developers so that they can try their code out on it. All the bits that aren't finalised or aren't stable are deliberately left out to provide the most reliable platform for testing drivers on.
Paul really ought to know better.