So is Windows XP bad? Certainly not. In fact, it's better than any consumer version of Windows to date, mainly because it incorporates so much of the professional versions that preceded it (for a full review, see the new Firsthand department in this issue). But Microsoft is thinking small with Windows, and giving us far less than the technical tour de force it's capable of producing.
Even so, I'm steadfastly against the idea of prohibiting Microsoft from selling Windows XP, as the attorney general of New York State is pondering at this writing. Antitrust violations or not, I don't want any more New Yorkers moving to Florida, my state.