Microsoft only cares about money, not fans.
In other news, so do Sony and Nintendo. And LEGO, for that matter, but the Hero Haters are long gone for the most part, so I don't even know why I'm mentioning that.
EDIT: To clarify, this entry is directed at the portion of the internet acting like they're revealing something big when they say that the only reason Microsoft backtracked was because of the preorder stats. Of course that's why. Companies listen when people speak with their wallets--that's how capitalism works. That's why Nintendo didn't regret their decision to make the Wii a SD system--because more Wiis were sold than any other system. Of course, we'll only know if they'll regret the Wii U once some games that are worth spending $60 on come out.