@intelman - Times change, as do operating systems...
Quite happy with Windows 7, thankyouverymuch.
No geek is without his (or her) opinions, but I've always maintained a high level of transparency with my perspectives. Moreover, I've been editing a Windows-related channel continuously since 1996 (at Lockergnome.com). You may not agree with everything I believe (or say, or do) - but if I didn't believe that Microsoft was on the right path in trying to assist people with their problems in this endeavor, I wouldn't have accepted this opportunity to help.
Or, to put it another way: you know I'll answer the impending "Help Desk" questions with honesty.
You know, NOT every Microsoft employee loved Bob (or community member, for that matter)... but did their feelings towards one product make them any less of a person who could help people with other Microsoft products (or those in their ecosystem)? Food for thought.