I wish it were a problem that went away ten years ago, but it's not.
My brother-in-law has owned his Vista-only Toshiba laptop for less than a month. He's had one BSoD, two inexplicable black screens and a total shutdown due to overheating.
Is Iraq ancient history now? That's a relief. I thought people were still dying there.
Most likely that problem is due to drivers, as I've ran Vista on 3 different computers and it hasn't crashed a single time.
I've run Vista on two different computers (laptop and desktop) and have gotten BSoD on both, multiple times. It is very likely driver, but that's no excuse as the mac folks will tell you. Now WinXP, i've run it on my main computer for over 6 years and I've never had a BSoD, not even once.
@Topic, If I was in Nintendo's shoes I wouldn't be too worried either. It's not a threat to Nintendo. But it might help out MS and I'm not knocking it. In the next gen a "pointer" and motion sensing is going to be standard. If MS plans on sticking around might as well work the tech out early.