Apparently Creative sound cards barely work in Windows vista, and Creative won’t make drivers for them.
“If we choose to develop and provide host-based processing features with certain sound cards and not others, that is a business decision that only we have the right to make.”
Some clever fellow has been writing his own drivers that have make the cards work as they should, but creative aren’t happy about it. Intellectual property and all that.
What follows is many forum pages worth of people telling Creative they’re stupid and claiming they’re never buying a Creative sound card again.
“My god, you guys got some balls on you, either that or you’r all bordeline mad.”