I don't think Microsoft's position is unclear but I do think their commitment to that position is unclear. I've seen Microsoft flip-flop on positions that had a much more positive outlook than this one.
I suspect most of us who want more information and certainty are wanting to know that this position is not going to be upended later this year. Unfortunately, Microsoft won't be telling us that and Microsoft staff cannot tell us their estimate of this likelihood even if they have a very clear figure in their heads.
I agree but they are doing a better job than their competitors at killing their own platform and the events of this week just worsen the situation.