I occasionally say the same thing - but it's not as simple as that single statement.
Determining which drivers to use is difficult.
First off, the date on the driver is not necessarily the same as the date on the installer.
Secondly, a later version number isn't always better (although, in most cases it is).
Lastly, the drivers on Windows Update are provided by the different manufacturer's, so it depends on their procedures as to how well they will work.
For example, if HP puts a driver up that affects ALL wifi devices of a certain model (not just HP's) - then there may be problems.
In general, it's better to use drivers from the device manufacturer than those from Windows Update.
This is because the device manufacturer is the one that does the creation and testing of the drivers.
BUT, sometimes the computer manufacturer will make their own changes to the drivers (as will some other manufacturers).
At times these changes are optional (and the device manufacturer's drivers will work just fine), but at other times this will cause problems with the systems.
For example, the manufacturer's of video chipsets will make drivers for those devices
Then, the manufacturer that makes the actual video device (that contains the chipset) will make changes for their devices
Then, the computer manufacturer may need to add features to the drivers so that they work with the rest of the hardware in the system (such as video switching).
In this case, installing a Windows Update driver may not be the best thing to do (and, in my case, it wrecked the AMD video on my Samsung laptop).
Now, put this all into a dynamic (constantly changing) environment. The video problem that I had was "fixed" by Samsung by them preventing updates from Windows Updates.
And each day these things change - so the advice for one driver isn't the same as the device for another driver, nor is it the same from day to day.
What you're asking for is to have a generic statement that Windows drivers aren't any good. That statement cannot be made in good conscience, as the circumstances change too much to let such a statement be valid under all conditions.