To say it is a laughable copy of an Apple Store is really understating it.
If I were an investor in Microsoft, I’d really, really want to know how they’re going to track the financial performance of these things. Bury them in the “Entertainment and Devices Division”? These stores – which sell nothing that you couldn’t get cheaper online and offer you no level of service beyond telling you that your PC-maker screwed you over – will fail. And quickly.