regarding your number 5 .. an the ribbon dropping down.. its NOT just coming down ... it shifts your ENTIRE document down. Where as the previous "Menu" structure.. the menu came down and only covered the part of the screen the menu was over ... it wasn't the full width of the email window, it didn't shove the document around and waste time with redrawing the entire screen (when having multiple things open and being worked on, the visible redraw took two to three seconds before the bar was down and stable for clicking) ... and just to mention that fact.. that you have to click to show the ribbon and then select a different PART of the ribbon.. rather than getting directly to the menu you needed from the old menu system.. again.. wasteful clicks.
I don't think people like you respect the amount of time other people have in this business. I don't think people like you realize that in a larger office, where 90% of the staff has used a computer, has used office products for 3, 5, and 10 years prior.. suddenly have their work grind to a halt, because they can't find their menu, they can't use the same alt and ctrl key combinations for some things.. and now they're wasting 2 3 and 4 times the energy trying to get a simple document done.
And lastly.. your 15million rows.. you're doing it wrong. If you can't get the job done in 65k lines, then the work is broken into smaller chunks, put on multiple pages of a spreadsheet, or isn't done in a spreadsheet at all, but in a database application which *is* written to handle millions upon millions of lines..
Alternatively.. microsoft comes out with a product .. that allows users the CHOICE of menu systems, STANDARDIZES ALL of its keyboard short cuts, and updates their products to enhance their ability ... ie.. giving you and your office that 15 million row ability... the 15 million rows.. sure.. that's an enhancement ... the forced use of the ribbon bar in a workforce that already knew without thinking or mapping pictures to "text" based menus .. that isn't an enhancement, its a play on monoplization of the market place, and everyone that didn't fight this, is just as culpable for allowing microsoft to f**k with your time clock.
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