Touch is a niche market to make computers more idiot-friendly. It has its place depending on the application, but don't try to push it for an environment where it does not work and then slam the "resistance to change" myth onto everybody who uses their common sense and does not fall for the latest marketing gimmick. (myth ? yes. People don't resist change. They resist going backwards using change/progress as the excuse)
I believe in evolution. If it works well, it wil be adopted where it makes sense. However, I hate being told by a marketer that I don't have a choice. GSG's post above makes sense: "...an easy to find checkbox called "Classic Mode". .."
A mouse can't beat a correctly setup keyboard interface for efficient text input, but its exceptional when manipulating graphics. Touch have its uses (eg tablets and operators in restaurants and factories), but please don't punt it as the next BIG thing in the computer world.
The bottom line is: Use the correct tool for the job. Don't try to shove somethin down the Joe Public's throat, just because its a new fad.
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