Originally Posted by xfett
I remember reading somewhere that M$ wasnt going to include WMC in WIN 8.
That was actually the opposite of what they said. They said that it wouldn't be in the Windows 8 Developer Preview, and they admitted it wasn't a priority because of how few use it (though like all of their telemetry data they've seemingly based a lot of decisions on, it doesn't seem to be a real representative sample), but that it would definitely be in the final product.
The sampling is entirely flawed, as far as I'm concerned, because they're changing or removing features that if anyone uses, it'd be the advanced users of Windows. Those same advanced users are going to be the same people who are going to opt out of any reporting back to Microsoft in the first place. Beginners who don't use the features aren't even going to know about the existence of the opt out feature, so to me it seems like the data is inherently flawed.