well, well, well.....
I think this supports the old descriptions of Windows as 32 bit extenstion to a 16 bit kludge, that used to sit on an 8 bit OS, and as much as anything demonstrates the need for MS to quit dicking around and start designing their products, rather than allowing them to evolve as a near biological entity. When was the last time the huge mound of legacy code recyled into currently supported products was actually audited in the context of where it is being used in XP/Vista/7 rather than where it was originally deployed ?
Instead of pushing out the next version of code and having it stated by marketing folks that it's "new from the ground up", as has been the case with Vista and 7, how about it being literally true next time eh ? Designed on solid engineering practices, rather than recycling the same mistakes that have blighted the product lines history. The marketing dweebs may even have something to base their attack pieces on other than FUD. Right now though, I strongly suspect that most will be happy if they simply fix the problem immediately at hand.
@Trixr - strongly agree.