kapow - 3:37 pm on Oct 14, 2008 (gmt 0)
Their marketing guys say "Make it pretty",
The customer says "Make it fast and safe",
Wheather MS will be a major player in 5 years depends on which one of the above they are guided by. Certainly the increasingly healthy up-and-comming competitors (linux, Google...etc) seem to listen to the user, so they will only get stronger.