Even if you ignore that this year doesn't include China.Even if you ignore that fulfilment this year has been higher. Even then, 10 million is >10% growth. And it's 10 freaking million in 3 days. Who else sells 10 million of anything in 3 days? "Not impressive"? Total rot. Your opinion is warped.
Care to elaborate then, since it's been stated by more than one person now that Thunderbolt isn't currently doing anything that the article claims USB will be doing in its next incarnation? What is your claim? Why are VESA morons?
Where's the evidence that Thunderbolt cables are 15 times as reliable as USB cables? I've never had a USB cable fail on me. Excepting a few Apple iPod cables, and one Lightning cable that is, but I'll blame the manufacturer for that.