Monad pulled from Longhorn? Ok, Now I'm Mad

According to Mary Jane Foley, the Monad shell is being unlinked from Longhorn. Maybe it will debut in Exchange 12, maybe not. Now I'm really ticked off. Monad is a command-line shell that, like UNIX shells, is based on a “pipes-and-filters” architecture in which functionality is assembled by recombining a large number of relatively small transforms. It has the excellent innovation that instead of piping text from component to component it pipes full-fledged objects. It was probably my single favorite Longhorn feature. But more than 3 years to write a shell? WTF?