You'll learn the new habits. Eventually you won't remember how you did it before, and if you have to, you'll wonder why you ever thought that way was better. I've been there myself too many times to not believe this.
I haven't seen you this fired up about something in awhile Palmy. It *really* isn't that bad. I get why you don't want a smartphone, I get why you don't like social media. I understand *why* you're not embracing Windows 8. I haven't *tried* to convince you to adopt mobile devices, even though that is "my thing". I've given you a lot of examples of how *I* enjoy social media - but I've admitted I gave up almost all of my anonymity in doing so and I think I've been frank about how social media works best for people who *are* self-promoting. If I wasn't trying to generate more hits, more followers, more readers, social media outside of connecting with friends on Facebook wouldn't interest me very much, either.
But getting hung up over the Windows 8 Start menu I just don't get. It is there... and the OS has quantifiable improvements that can't be ignored. More than anything - I don't think you'll skip it and Windows 9 will address your concerns. I think Windows 9 will take it even further than Windows 8. Back-tracking on this isn't on Redmond's roadmap, in my opinion. Instead, if you skip Windows 8, it will be like going from NT 4 to Windows 7 when you finally make the jump.
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