This was Microsoft's version of being like Steve Jobs era Apple. See a vision, execute on it, damn the torpedoes. Now they are questioning every decision they made. The only question now is how much more money will they want to lose on RT?
If you mean Windows 8.1 that's a positive sign for desktop and laptop sales, and for anyone using a tablet with an external keyboard. Under the right circumstances Metro can be useful but giving users both options is the far better way to go.