Well, it seems more Microsoft bashing is in order.
I can understand dropping updates for versions of Windows prior to Win2k but not Win2k itself. It is only one version behind and still widely in use. IMO, it is just M$ wanting to make some extra bling-bling while they have to wait at least another 2 years for a new OS but it isn't like if they don't get some extra money they'll be out on the street.
Now I can understand not adding things like the pop-up blocker to IE in previous Windows versions since that'd be a new feature but they should still provide the fixes for the ActiveX API since that already exists and has more holes than swiss cheese.