Too far fetched?

Is it too far fetched to think Microsoft released Vista the way it did so the next version — which we now know as Windows 7 — would sell better? Because no company could have released an OS so flawed on purpose, or could they have?

For the record Vista came installed on my laptop, and since the announcment of supporting XP for longer was made last year I’ve been thinking of upgrading to XP. Yes, it would be an upgrade.