Luckily there aren't many Windows phone users left, because otherwise Joe Belfiore would be heading into hiding to avoid a lynch mob.
Yes bringing the benefits of Windows phone to Android and iOS is exactly how you demonstrate your love for Windows phone. But only if you gave up on your platform and threw all your users to the wolves eighteen months ago.
The truth is that Windows phone users do feel abandoned, having invested time and money in Microsoft's vision - and already having been through three major extinction events for Windows phone upgrades.
For all that, Belfiore's message ends up being salt in the wound rather than a salve, whatever the original intention.