In his usual eloquent way, Mini-Microsoft sums up the hiring of new dev folks at Microsoft:

# High quality people don’t want to work for Microsoft.
# Low quality people are swelling our interview loops to the degree I’m really worried some of them are slopping up on deck and joining the crew.
# The good quality people we do give offers to get hired elsewhere for much better pay (just pay, not benefits – I don’t think anyone on this green earth can do much better than Microsoft’s benefits).
# Some colleges produce graduates who don’t know what a pointer is let alone how to use one.
# H1B visas aren’t going to be unfettered anytime soon.

Why does this give me concern for the state of Longhorn and Office 12?