I think this guy is going through withdrawls or something, way to over critical. This isn't even the right forum to rant.
He's right in the fact that xp will hide connections/pci cards like that, I havn't figured out how to get rid of them, because its not a big issue to me. However 'buggy' is something I don't get, xp is probably the most stable windows I've ran(I said windows not OS). Much more then win2k, win98, both of which I ran for months of uptime. One of the better things about xp/2k was that they could be made to run great by disabling 90% of the crap you don't use.
Don't try to act like you know everything, because you don't. Even an idiot knows something you don't, and that goes for everyone. Obviously you can't fix everything in 2 minites, because ' IE crashes 10 seconds later'.
BTW this thread kinda sounds like this
Edit: Since this has turned into an XP rant I thought I'd share some XP comedy with you all.... http://nago.u.delinked.us/Img/$rand/xp.jpg