I was in upper Longisland for work (never go to Riverhead, it sucks).
I was surprised.
I am not personally buying one, I was simply surprised to hear "I need to find a Surface for my son, they're sold out at Best Buy" and it was in the top five list of a couple retailers, beating any single iPad product at Best Buy.
Best Buy sales offered up an interesting twist with Microsoft's 32GB Surface tablet coming in as the holiday's best seller, followed by the 16GB iPad 2. The third place slot went to Amazon's 16GB Kindle Fire.
Though I guess Mac Observer is a MS marketing department too, so you caught me.
And yes, Anecdotatly, I haven't seen many MS devices either, but it was a while before I started seeing Android ones too, and even longer before I started seeing high-end Android devices.