Ok, well, look at is this way. MS are no longer developing Windows Home Server as a product. Sure, you may be able to 'buy' it up to the end of 2013, and OEM's may still be able to 'ship' it until 2025 (what!), but as a product, it is dead. It's not hearsay or speculation. It's been officially announced that the core functionality will be replaced by Windows Server 2012 Essentials, which is currently being touted at a quite ridiculous price. If MS really expect home users to spend this much money on a license, I think they're mistaken. What functionality WS2012 Essentials gains or loses is still unknown, but we know it will have Storage Spaces, probably some form simplified management console and support up to 25 users, but beyond that, other than the fact it won't support virtualization, little else at this stage is known.
It's just one bad pill after another at the moment. Like many, I've spent considerable time, effort and money building my home network around WHS, and feel somewhat let down over the whole WMC8/WHS fiasco. I'll reserve final judgement until the products are fully released, but it's not looking too good at the moment.