from a better financed companyThat couldn't be much more of an understatement.
Anyway, the problem lies when we all sell stock in every other company and buy shares in MS instead, because we perceive them to be "better financed". This causes them to become even more "better financed" and wipe the floor with its competitors. Good for shareholders and executives, bad for customers, and bad for the industry.
Sometimes you have to take more into account than perceived gains that are purely rational. Individuals who only count beans and ignore everything else set everyone up for failure in the long run.