Mike Downey … some warning or something else?!

Can’t really say that I had a huge surprise with Downey leaving Adobe to join Microsoft, however like all the rest of us I can say it messes up a little with everyone.

The reason for this post is first to congratulate Mike for the hard decision I believe he had, and to try to understand what were the motivations or des(motivations) with is well know career at Macromedia / Adobe to take a decision like this.

Was Silverlight or Microsoft that motivated him or could it be Adobe not giving anymore the motivation he needed.

Could it be possible in the near future some more guys like Lynch or Chambers follow his steps? Unfortunately or not it’s not the first case in this last year. Can this changes became normal?