Sorry for the second rant posting today, but I'm so fed up with this. Microsoft started with a product feedback site when VS.NET 2005 was in beta, and it was received with great enthousiasm, me included. However, I currently have the feeling it's been abandoned, or has been 'evolved' into a site where people can log bugs but they'll almost never result in a bugfix.
Take for example this bug I filed back in december 2005:
DataGridView doesn't refresh the columns correctly when changing DataMember value
Microsoft responded: they're looking into the issue. Well, that was on December 23rd, 2005. The person who started looking into the bug apparently got fired or went on sabbatical, because since then, no response.
Incidental issue? I wished that was true, let's get to the bug I filed 2 days before the datagridview one:
IDE crashes when I click the DataGridView Smarttag's Datasource combo box. Filed on December 21st, 2005. Microsoft promptly responded on the same day, they would look into it. But, I had the bad luck the same guy who would handle the other bug 2 days later would get assigned to this one. Since then, no response.
I post this, because I saw in the newsgroups a fellow MVP suggesting a developer to use the productfeedback site to file a bug there. Well, if you have a lot of patience, have fun there, but don't expect anything.