It’s hard to say but I suspect that people just don’t want/need another big player in the mobile market, especially as it relates to the Surface RT.
I actually like the Surface. It’s very well built – arguably as good as anything from Samsung, Asus (Google), or Apple. Both the Surface and Surface RT are pretty pricey. Maybe that’s part of it.
Perhaps Microsoft is just not as relevant any more or, at best, they’re seen as the desktop and server OS company that has a good office suite that everyone depends on.
Weird stuff indeed.