I read the latest Visual Studio Magazine Editor's Note with some interest. I agree with a lot of what Patrick says in his piece. Microsoft is seriously damaging the Dot Net developer community and adoption in the industry with these half baked product releases and abrupt about-faces after shipping. As I wrote in another blog, I have seen the adoption problems myself. People outside the developer community are starting to view Dot Net as an unstable platform to build on, and that hurts all of us who make our living on the Dot Net Framework.