I agree Dell should stay public, but Dell can afford to raise the dividend to at least $.25 quarterly or $1 annually.
This would cost about $1.7B or approximately Dell's annual earnings. By doing this Dell's shares would rise to
above $20, shareholders would become a group of happy campers,and Michael Dell would have the time to do his
turn-around. Dell doesn't need to increase it's debt to pay a dividend of $9 or $12 as some have suggested.
There's enough cash in the kitty which can give them creative flexibility if in fact Dell cares for its shareholders.
But that may be another topic.
The problem with your argument is that it does not satisfy the selfish, greedy demands of the people who bought this stock too late, after the buyout rumors pushed the stock up 30%.
This group of "investors" thinks they are owed something. They don't care about Dell's future business, it's employees, customers etc... They just want to cry like a little baby that Mike Dell somehow owes them some money. Shameful behavior.