RE: Forced Upgrades to Vista
Some people mournfully predict (half jokingly) that MS will deliberately cripple XP to 'force' people to buy Vista.
If a company releases a product that is so broken and unreliable that even the part of it designed to keep its brokenness under control ends up breaking it even further, and a person responds to this by rushing out to buy even more products from that company, well.....
All I'd say to them is 'Go for it'. Fools and their money ~are~ quickly parted after all, and Paul Allen's yacht isn't quite as impressive as it once was, is it?