it only meant that they had to wait for the next version to come out. this makes sense because if it took them 3 months to prepare the code to run in a universal binary they would be better spent putting that 3 months of universal binary work into the NEW VERSION so they can make MONEY. shocking i know. not to mention, this problem effected only the extreme minority of users who had happened to buy the latest intel based macs. this was not a concern for 95% of users for the maximum of 12 months before the new version was out.
this is kind of like if chris had decided to do a full implementation of the reputation feature on the old message board software. it wouldn't have made sense fiscally or with his time and effort because he knew the new software was coming out and the forum would be upgraded and that feature would have to be done again. twice the effort, not even close to half the positive results.
you are creating conclusions you want to be there, not what is actually there.