Gawdsakes button yo knickers. Perhaps 13% of all humans **CAN** program and roughly SQr-root want to ... that is 3% of the student population can+will program. Anything. Anytime. Anywhere.
'Course no denying pervo educators & the mutant slice --- raspberry-Pi may well fill that 3% niche ... though 9-yo kids are prolly far better off out terrorizing turtles and robbins in the local wood-lot.
I for one quite happy with this announcement. Obviously, there are many different people using the Pi for different purposes. We need more people to be thinkers and innovators when it comes to technology and to that end the most important purpose of the Pi is to inspire to learn more about computers in general. It's only the luddites that it's too complicated or give up in frustration because they can't figure it out five minutes flat.