, bondsbw wrote

Sometimes, you choose to do what hurts a bit now so that you don't experience more pain in the future.

+1 They already know within 2 years, touchscreens will catch on in desktop land and everything will just work together (3 screens and a cloud). It's important to note that they don't think just now or next year...they plan for the next 5-10 years. They probably consider short-term losses in their planning.