well, this just means that people love the way my favorite computer company does things for good reason.
Update: after being contacted by Microsoft that post went away. so lame. so so lame. here's their 2nd take: http://kinesismomentum.wordpress.com/2009/04/24/skin-deep-usability-take-2/
which as i comment below, really smacks of "oh microsoft paid us off to be nicer"