Where to begin with the year that HP had in 2011? The ouster of CEO Leo Apotheker and naming of Meg Whitman as his successor? The potential sale and then no sale of the Personal Systems Group? The HP Touchpad debacle? The Itanium spat with Oracle? All that and more may have had an impact on investor's confidence in the company last year, as shares fell almost 40 percent year-over-year.