Quite frankly with all the bitching about Windows and threads and other crap that pollutes C9, I'm sure you still run Windows. You are almost religiously anti-Linux. I doubt you are an Apple user also. Microsoft thanks you. There is only one legit way to make Microsoft care and that's to stop giving them your business. Microsoft knows that you are too invested in the Microsoft ecosystem to leave and disregard pretty much everything you say as appropriate. You aren't going to leave the Microsoft system because you are both too used to Windows and probably developed a Win32-exclusive infrastructure. Microsoft doesn't owe you anything, you are already owned. It's like expecting good followup customer service after signing a lifetime contract.
From my perspective Microsoft is doing a lot of things these days to make Windows a whole let less awful then it was. With SSH support and package management, with containers and puppet/chef support. I care about all these things. But I don't care about Metro, I'm in a SSH session or IDE most of the time anyway. Why should I care about Metro? Microsoft's contributions to open source, it's massive these days. I care about that. There is a whole lot less for me to talk shiit about. What am I going to talk * about? The default color scheme? Seriously?
Why do they care about pleasing me and not you? This should not be surprising. I'm not invested in Microsoft. I indirectly give money to their competitors, and recommend their competitors products. All the time. They are making this harder though. I can't be like Microsoft doesn't play well with other systems. It's harder to make that argument. That's the point. Their business strategy is to target people outside of Microsoft ecoystem, addressing the concerns of people who aren't dependent on Microsoft. The people who legit don't give them money, and are afraid of giving them money even when sometimes they legit have a better product, because they don't want to deal with the interoperability and lock in issues.
Basically, they are catering to people like me. My concerns are driving Microsoft. Not yours. Their whole strategy revolves around making Windows more appealing to Linux and Apple users. Because quite frankly, we matter more. :)