You say that, but in my experience, everything that Microsoft says about anything always gets badly interpreted and turned into an anti-Microsoft hate-fest. And anything about IE is like that, x10.
Microsoft don't speak to the community because every time they do they get burned.
I do have to agree on that .... they have a really hard time with talking to folks they get hate when they talk and they get hate when they do not talk.... has to suck to work for Microsoft if you want to share any kind of news with folks.
And i think that must have some toxic effects on how they make decisions and stuff.....
you need some good outside input sometimes to get the big picture.