Robert Scoble claims that thick clients are coming back. Robert, I support you wholeheartedly!
Hopefully that is also the Microsoft view of the world as well. Thick clients as in logic and information inseparable, ad-hock-buckets of process parts needing great amounts of middleware (IBM will kiss your feet) and get-stuck-in-one-suite/system-only (good for people in Redmond, I suspect).
Let us small guys do the right thing in peace. Unencumbered by the biggies, just like when IBM left Microsoft alone to grow, and when British Airways discounted the ideas of Easyjet and Ryanair.
Thank you, keep it up.