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In 2012, I thought it might be a good idea to register for a Windows Store Account, oh sorry, 'Windows Developer Services-account'. As you might recall, signing up was a bit of a pain. After a year, I decided to get rid of it as I didn't do anything with it nor did I expect to do anything with it in the future and as it costs money, I wanted to close the account. That too was a bit of a pain.
There has been some talk around several internet outlets about the (seemingly) eroding trust developers have in Microsoft and its techniques (see David Sobeski's piece here, Tim Anderson's piece here and e.g. the Reddit Programming thread here). Trust is the keyword here and in my opinion it's essential to understand what that means in the context of a software developer to understand the problem at hand, or even to acknowledge that there is / isn't a problem. I try to explain below what I think trust means in this context.