bad business decisions, it might be worth remembering that Sony has been one of the most innovative electronics companies on the planet over the years, and has consistently made products to a very high standard.
The comments in this thread certainly bear out the old adage that in business you take ages to build a good reputation and can lose it in days.
The delays to the production of the PS3 won't help either. Microsoft already have their Xbox 360 out and Nintendo have the Wii coming out in December - both in time for Christmas. Sony? Oh no, not until next year. This means they'll have to rely on Christmas sales of the slimline PS2, and as a lot of people already have a PS2, this still won't rival the Xbox 360 and the Wii.
I held Sony in high regard (and have bought many products)for many years until recently, the whole CD rootkits debacle left a sour taste in my mouth and just recently they've successfully sued an import company/website for importing PSPs into the UK from Japan (even though 4 senior managers used the import company/website to buy their psp's).
I don't think I'll be buying another Sony product until they stop acting like the big bully in the playground.
Assuming what you say is correct, and I am sure it is, then it makes it even more difficult to feel any sympathy for Sony or any company that behaves in that way. Yes I think you made the right choice of words when you called them "big bully in the playground".