But you can say like this, "GeForce 4 doesn't support DX9. There be much to be done. It's a fact." with a same logic.
Well thats absolutely correct :P
I'd rather program for an r300 Pixel Shader functions than I would a Geforce 4, Just Like I'd rather program for NV30/R350 pixel Shader functions than I would an r300. Its evolutionary is all