NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- It's time to cease speculation over why Steve Sinofsky left Microsoft ( MSFT).It's even time to lay off jabs at Steve Ballmer and his company's less than desirable Surface tablet. Unless Sinofsky's exit was step one in a Bill Gates' master plan nobody knows about, Ballmer's not going anywhere, even if shareholders raise hell. With the stock unable to hold $30 when it had the chance on a slight whiff of Windows 8 euphoria, MSFT shareholders have a choice of three positions: Get out, be happy with an increasing dividend yield on a dying stock or put your faith in Ballmer. Loyalty vis-a-vis an investment is a dumb concept. Given the obstacles Microsoft faces, faith will not be rewarded.