I totally agree with you Shauny. All I'm thinking is when I bought my desire it was running eclair which I upgraded to froyo. I rooted but had to send it back for a warranty repair, so I ran the gingerbread RUU. When it was returned to me with a new mainboard it was back to froyo. So it depends whether you want HTC stock or 'out of the box' stock. To be fair Dibs didn't specify.
Apple tells you what you want, Android gives you what you want