Work on your grammar, please. It's amazing the amount of "developers" who talk like they're in the fourth grade.
Besides, it's not useful to argue on "what might have been".
While you're complaining about Microsoft, why not complain about Chapters driving small bookstores out of business? Starbucks? McDonalds?
Like it or not, they're here, they're queer (as in monopolistic), deal with it. If the alternatives are so great they wouldn't need all the evangelism and dogmatic defenders they currently have. People would flock to them naturally. ICQ, Winamp, or Napster, anybody?