I don’t like to be mean to Microsoft. After all I think they do make a lot of very nice products. It is a however a huge trend for them to be several steps behind everyone else and the products are just not as good. Take Microsoft’s Codename Max which is an attempt to answer to Google’s Picasa.
I want to see something new and exciting come out of Redmond besides the xbox. I know they have it in them. I’ve seen and heard of some very cool stuff in the research group. None of those products or ideas ever seem to make it in to the real world though.