Microsoft seem to be obsessed with sabotaging successful, profitable IP's in favour of trying to take on high-risk projects which are just doomed to fail from the start (I'm also potentially looking at you, Windows 8).
The moral of the story? Know your market, know your customer and deliver what they want. I code for a games studio that's at number #1 in the charts right now because it manages to do exactly this, year after year. Microsoft should know better, however little pocket change Flight cost.
windows 8 already sucks. all of the updates are based around tablet pcs..... i see someone with a tablet pc maybe... once every 2 months. tablet pcs where in back in 05-06 now i never see them.... and they better not make a comeback.