no, because ms wants to do away with service packs, they have for a while, they want you to use their off-line update server service(ctupdate or whatever its called now uses this method) they dont want to make service packs anymore, what they really would like to do is move to a system where you just buy a new version of windows every year like Apple do.
look at how they handled the zune....they tried to out apple apple.
look at the taskbar on 7, they tried to copy the dock functions(i like how 7 does it better then osx but..thats just me), look how 8 is setup, much like the changes apples been making to merge ios and osx, MS wants to copy whats working for apple because they see $.$ think about it, has balmer done anything since he took over MS thats not been driven by his lust for money?
Not that gates was a great example of a philanthrope but he at least tended to think like and listen to what geeks and power users wanted rather then trying to copy Apple in hopes of out appling apple, again look at zune, look at windows phone, windows tablets, xbox.....they now share the same UI, MS wants to drive developers into using .net as their primary coding platform so that the apps can be made to work on all of these platforms more easily......
they also are pushing the windows store very hard, and its whats upset alot of developers, to become "windows 8 native" you have to have a metro/modern UI version of the app.....yeah i wana see photoshop in modern/metro?
yeah, ms just wants us to buy windows every year, or 6 months so they can keep the money flowing from us to them, this also would let them charge more for business contract cycles(guessing by things i have read) trying to force business to move forward with upgrades faster)
alot of people have been saying it for years now, more and move ms investors are saying it as well......they need somebody more like gates and less like balmer in control