There are two things about forced updates for home users, even with faulty updates, that should be embraced an encouraged:
- Microsoft technical support people and third party support people can never again use "you're not on the latest service pack/hotfix/cumulative update" as an excuse to write off an issue reported to them.
- Faulty updates will encourage customers to hold Microsoft and its hardware partners accountable.
In fact, I want to see more faulty updates. I want to see high profile newsworthy mass-brickings of consumer devices because of faulty updates and I especially want to see driver updates screw people's computers up because something needs to happen to get consumers of computer products to start holding software and hardware manufacturers responsible for what they put out instead of letting them all get away with releasing untested, half-assed, defective prototypes like they do now.