Robert McLaws started an interesting discussion on his blog about Expression Web and MSDN. I gave Robert some feedback that the Expression team provided and it has spurred a very interesting discussion.
Sometimes it is hard to truly understand how these decisions pan out without tons of context. However, Chris Treadaway, the business manager for the Expression team recently posted his thoughts and information that should be informative. We've seen some positive private comments from his blog, so I encourage you all to check it out. Of course, feel free to provide your candid feedback here, with Chris, or any of us directly. Rest assured, we hear you and are listening.