Found this site from Simple Geek with this great quote:
"Process is killing Microsoft. Don't get me wrong - the old days were a bit to loose and wild out here in the field, but things have swung so far the other way it is ridiculous. There is no room for individual ingenuity ... "Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their ingenuity." General George S. Patton, Jr. The new Microsoft is all about telling you how to do things in excrutiating step-by-step detail... Microsoft will look in the mirror someday very soon and see a circa 1980s IBM staring them in the face."
As the originating post says, you have to take it with a grain of salt (very anonymous blog) but certainly a point of view that isn't quite as obscure as it otherwise might sound...