I happen to come across this blog-post which describes, in vivid detail, how even techies are clean bowled by Microsoft in simple & mundane matters such as plugging a device. Is it what is called a "Microsoft Tax"?
Its amusing that Microsft has recently gone to town with ads comparing PCs with Macs & tom-tomming that PCs are cheaper than Macs. Microsoft even ridicules with a white-paper calling the price difference due to "Apple Tax".
But, does anyone really care about a gadget's price as long as it delivers the value perceived by them? Here is a proof that, with or without recession, some deivces such as Apple's iPhone, are still selling hot and the reason is their perceived value to the user.
Is anyone listening at Microsoft?