PHYData DBA (5/15/2013)
Thanks for clearing that up. Your wording in this QOTD, other QOTD, and your MS Connect submission comments have confused more than just one person about your opinion of MS Sql Server.
Hmmm, that's unfortunate.
The reason I post QotD's, blogs, forum posts, and so on about things I perceive as weird is that I want people using SQL Server to know about how it behaves. Both the good and the slightly-less-good parts.
The reason I sometimes make a racket on Connect (and then you do not even get to see the what I wrote to Microsoft in private mails...) is that it annoys me if the product that I love so much has flaws and they are not fixed. I don't stop loving the product, but I want more people to love it, and I think that perfecting all the flaws could help.
There are lots of other products that I do not love. Some Microsoft, some not. Some regularly used by me, some not. Try to find evidence on the internet of me ranting about some weird behaviour in MS Excel, MS Visio, Oracle, MySQL, ERWin Data Modeler, or any other product. You won't find anything. That's not because I consider those products perfect (They are not. Far from!) It is because I don't care a flying hoot about those products. SQL Server is the only product that I care so much about that I take the time and energy to investigate its rough edges, to warn people about it, and to shout and scream to Microsoft in the hope of getting them smoothed out.
I *love* SQL Server. I really do!