"Microsoft blamed several factors for the boost in successful malware attacks, including less savvy users."
"There is probably no single technology feature set that can explain infection rates in either incline or decline," said Storms. "It has more to do with what the attackers want to attack. And as we have seen, attackers generally get what they want."
More users would mean more successful attacks, but the latter quote explains a lot as well, considering I had a virus on my box for the first time in sixteen years. Hostile environment period. Add Sandboxie to MSE, Firewall, Defender Offline, UAC, and Malwarebytes and my mind knows a little more peace when online.