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... that copying cells in Excel and pasting them as an "Enhanced metafile" in powerpoint or word results in a cropped image being pasted. Internet forums are full of requests for this being fixed and of workarounds with every combination of Word and Excel versions.
I wonder what my boss would say if I had not fixed a bug after 18 years.
While I get your point, I do not subscribe to it. It means that you end up fixing exclusively things that brings you money or really annoys the customer.
In our system, priority of bugs increase proportionally to the time they have been opened, so that eventually everything gets addressed.
The other thing to consider when a bug has been opened for so long is that people have come to expect it, and so what comes into play is whether or not changing the now-expected behavior will break things.
And that can translate into a real cost for customers.
MS has a long list of well-documented "bugs" they'll never fix for this reason.