This Coffeehouse forum has gone in the toilet ever since Rory left. Mostly what we get now are malcontents and Microsoft-bashers. There use to be lots of tech talk on this forum and actual insight, but those days are looooong gone. And that's why the userbase of this forum has dropped down to fewer than a dozen regulars. The ones remaining are mostly the malcontents that can sit around and pat themselves on the back at how brilliant they are (they equate cynicism with brilliance). The rest that remain are those few individuals that have the stomache to put up with the nonsense constantly spewed by the malcontents.
Rory ? he has nothing to do with the way things are....
perhaps you fail to understand that some of the folks who are not happy (like me for example) are the same folks who have been here for a *very long time* and used to be part of the other discussions you refer to. but things have changed; I have every right to say what i think as long as i am not attacking people and as long as i am "within bounds" so to speak.
some of us have been very pro microsoft for a long time and we see things that we feel are going the wrong way. by posting our thoughts here there is a small chance some folks at microsoft will see the post and act on it.
No that's not for sure but it's a thing we can do before we go to the next step.
in the end i and the companies i work with will vote with our money and that in the end will get microsoft to listen, if sales drop they will get the message for sure.
and none of that will stop me for beeing a part of a good topic when i see one. I still have code to maintain that uses .Net and WPF and WIndows Forms and so on....