My Dear Mr. benopolis,
I have read your recent missive with great acceptance of its inner truth, yet remain steadfast in my beliefs, despite my own admitted ignorance.
While the inner mechanics of Microsoft research & development elude me, one can easily discern the dichotomy betwixt their trumpeted achievements and the experiences shared by typical gentlemen such as ourselves.
Thus any ignorance admitted by myself as to any Grand Design has little if any bearing on this discourse, and in fact, flies contrary to the very point I wish to make: that my status as a consumer of Babbage machine wares lends greater weight to the opinions I express in my writings than a man of lesser standing and achievement. Were Microsoft to inquire as to my personal inclinations, I believe my experiences would captivate and inform them.
As always, I strive for greater understanding of the mysterious gentlemen operating Microsoft. One day, perhaps, I will achieve a form of "nirvana" (to borrow an East Indian phrase) which shall accompany the complete and total understanding of their machinations. However, until that glad day arrives, I shall forge ahead and utilize the techniques and technologies with which I am comfortable.
Mr. Matt Asay