I would mod this down just because you compared Microsoft to the Ford Model T.
But some software IS free (as in beer).
As I read this particular post, I too was thinking "I wish I had mod points to mod this one up." Other post are in support of this same position, but it is commendable to golodh that he put it so eloquently.
I do love a good self-fulfilling prophecy. Thank you, AC.
It looks like kde 4.2 will be in Ubuntu 9.04.