Why, Softee, why?
Bellwether followers expect only one thing: Stability. Cash. A fat dividend. Maturity.
And Microsoft delivered.
An XBox capacity constraint isn't going to have us pulling out our hair.
Analysts expect that demand for the console will probably outstrip supply for the next two quarters. And let's not forget that the release of Windows Vista is right around the corner.
Vista better come, because the Microsoft waiting game is slowly beginning to feel like an early Hitchcock film.
Any more suspense, and investors could turn this tedious drama into a horror B-flick.