Fork in the road?

Contrary to popular belief, I don’t hate Microsoft. I’ve made a good living supporting Microsoft servers and desktops and I really like a lot of what they do. I’ve been an Exchange administrator as well as a Notes/Domino one. As such I’m also a Microsoft business partner in my little web-design side business. Today I got an email notification of what they are calling their Competitive Tools and Resources event series. Here is the opening salvo:

Today’s organizations that own Lotus Domino or Novell Netware have reached a “fork in the road” in the future of their collaboration platform. According to the Radicati Group, “Only 21% of the Lotus Domino customers surveyed are planning to deploy IBM Workplace.” For Novell Netware users their operating system is coming under intense pressure from Linux with Novell’s acquisition of SuSe!

This is so misleading in so many ways that I can’t even do anything more than chuckle. First, quoting Radicati? Please… Second, people are dropping Netware because Novell bough SuSe? Where is the logical connection? And where is the “fork in the road?” for people using Domino? As far as I know Domino is going to be around for awhile. Didn’t 7 just ship? Also, what does the fact that only 21% of customers plan on implementing Workplace have to do with anything? Just because they aren’t planning on Workplace doesn’t mean that they ARE planning on migrating away from Lotus. I just don’t get it…