@BitFlipper:

Really, I'm more of a "lets look at the alternatives first" than "anything but Microsoft (ABM)".

I wish you'd drop WP7 if you hate Microsoft's direction with it so much. There is a lot of good mobile stuff outside of Microsoft like Android and iOS, with much larger marketshare. There really isn't any reason to keep getting continuously upset over real or preserved faults in Microsoft strategy when it is so simple to ignore its existence.