Microsoft deserves the blame. Why they saddled such a powerful device with the same brand as the failed SurfaceRT and undesirable Windows8/Metro is a mystery to me.
Actually it's not a mystery. It's pure hubris. They thought they could brute-force the market by sheer will.
Not saying i agree entirely with this comment, but they haven't been proven that they can't "brute-force the market by sheer will" as long as they're still in the game. Some would say that's how they won the first OS wars.