I've never doubted that any of the companies that have created, bought and grown ColdFusion have taken it anything less than seriously. There are have always been conspiracy theorists that claim that CF is treated as second-class citizen and have either not understood the power of the product and not given it the coverage it.
However it is great to see that Tim Buntel is putting paid to any rumours, is helping to forward CF in highly visible locations (as suggested by his readers) and that the top brass at Adobe understand and are interested in ColdFusion.
ps. Tim - you can blame Andy for putting the "Bunty" image into my head :)