Yes, it does run WM, but it also is covered by Touchflo 3d. It also doesn't NEED a stylus, it can be your choice to use a stylus. The talk of the OS, however, is not a valid point in arguing that the touch HD is a bad phone when we are discussing how all of HTC's phones with headphone jacks are ugly. I was pointing out that HTC has made a very nice looking device with a head phone jack. I have personally used the touch HD and loved it. I have no real problem with WM and the touch HD is much better than the Omnia (in my opinion).
I still don't like the Android Hero though