Growth as a factor?

ZDNet asks in the Blog of Dan Farber:Sun Microsystems: Can it grow? From my experience this article is flawed. I don´t think that the growth of a company is a factor to make buying decisions: Customers have several reasons to buy at Sun and customers have reasons not to buy at Sun. I´ve heard several of them, but i never heard of “you don´t grow” as a factor. Support over the next years is important, technology is important, price is important, performance is important. But the revenue growth is not a factor.