A new marketing ploy?

A reply to a thread on slashdot points to my previous post and says that it sounds like “a new marketing ploy.”  This really makes me sad because it isn't at all.  Before I came to Microsoft, my favorite software application was Visual C++ (and that was version 1.0...) and it still is.  And if I was working outside of Microsoft, the Express SKU releases would be big news for me and I'd jump on it right away.

I don't know too much about marketing (never really cared much for that side of things) but I am a big fan of Visual C++ and have been for more than 10 years.  I'm really sorry that the way I commuinicate that comes across as marketing..