you are an idiot. you don't hire 1000 people to lay off 900. Many of those laid off are friends of mine and are smarter than you could ever imagine to be. You have no chance of being as smart as they are and obviously no chance of having as much heart as they do. This is a sign that VMware failed to recognize the need to appeal to the consumer of it infrastructure as opposed to it people themselves. They are getting their lunch eaten by the competition in the test/dev IaaS space.