Re: regarding MS ignoring El Reg
I would suggest that MS believe this site to be actively against them, mistaking reasonable debate of the issues that come with this "upgrade" for pure antiMS propaganda.
I wouldn't exactly say they're *ignoring* El Reg. I have seen comments and up/down votes appear here that could have only ever have originated from a setup that seeks to promote MS, irrespective of the discussion so they do seem to be trying out something. Alternatively, maybe I'm just paranoid and give them far too much credit.