I am not sure if I have the term right for what I think Microsoft is doing - floating an idea that isn't that good, to gain favor for a changed decision in the future. It is sort of guerrilla marketing but maybe it is just a strong form of psychological marketing manipulation.
Actually, you weren't suppose to like it. You are suppose to think it is stupid and a bad idea. That is part of the plan.
It is either that (they are brilliant), or their marketing/sales team with 9 product SKUs are really in the need of some reality juice, because that currently floated idea stinks IMHO.