Another fountain of truth!
You know, there HAS to be at least two camps in Microsoft - one pro-B, and one anti-B. There's got to be several others that are making moves to appear to be Pro-Future, though - and they may not know whose coattails to hop on, or which choir to be singing in.
For the World's Smoothest OS, somehow Ballmer's assurances that "this IS the future!" make me wonder WHEN Microsoft will start seperating OS from UI once and for all. (And to think - it all started with that queer inclusion of claiming a Browser was a Fundamental Part of the OS instead of recognizing it as a proper App.)