Ok so lately everyone has been jumping on the new bandwagon of giving Microsoft praise for listening to the consumer. But do they really deserve any praise at all? I can already see the hate coming from a mile away but I personally don't think they do. In reality, when a company(or a human being) has their back against the wall they will do whatever it takes to get out of the situation. Whether it be, kiss ass, lie, cheat, steal, bribe, suck hole, toss money around....pretty much anything goes.
Basically the only viable option for MS to do was to try and repair their broken image and to kiss consumers asses a whole lot and to shower them with gifts and make it look like they care about the little guys.
You be the judge