Re: Shooting themselves in the foot? - yes, by releasing Win 8.
How is that any different to the Unix way?
Where exactly is /home? I mean really?
It's somewhere in /dev/hdd, right? Or a network share or something.
It's certainly not straight in the root!
Those things at the top are just symlinks in both Windows and Linux.
In Windows 7, you can finally create some of your own in the GUI, instead of cmd or Registry.