This situation is just ridiculous to say the least. Not because MS backtracked on it's initial statements, but on how the Industry works. The main goal of any corporation is maximizing profits, no matter what. Disregarding any possible backslash it could occur. It all boils down to capitalism in the end, it wont change in the end of the day, regardless of our "noble" fights.
Maybe it's just me, growing older and noticing how the world works, what are the principles of our modern society. Maybe I'm overreacting or losing hope and not seeing the glass half-full. I don't know, f*ck this shit!