I should have guessed this was coming when I read this morning that Ballmer told a French interviewer that Surface sales were “moderate”. When you are a Goliath like Microsoft the term moderate == underperform == fail. You when spend that much money and have such a large existing user base you expect more than moderate.
Though one can’t really say this hasn’t been coming for months now. Afer all the whole Windows 8 launch/reception can’t be described as euphoria. So now the question becomes, when will Windows 9 come out and will be look more like Windows 7?