I too have to agree with Earnest. If they had added Metro as an optional primary interface and not broken the desktop, I'd be wildly enthusiastic about Win8. As it is, I'm still quite thrilled with some of the technical improvements.... But that means nothing since the UI is more of a hinderance than a help. IMHO, Win8 comes across as MS going into a blind mans house and not just replacing all his furniture with new, slightly different and occasionally better furniture, but then rearranging it too.
I thought about this for a while. It seems like there are 3 ways to interact with your system... Mainly Mousing, Mainly Keyboard, and Mainly Touch. It seems that in the rush to push Touch on everyone/everything, they lost sight of the other two.
This is not a big deal for those who fall into the Mainly Keyboard category. If anything, they seem to have added to the capability of getting around with the keyboard. Then again, this may just be the higher visibility that keyboard commands have, as I see them used a lot as workarounds or 'answers' to navigation issues in Win8.
Those of us who Mainly Mouse though... We seem to be Microsoft's forgotten children. I'm assuming that those in this category are like me - Visualy oriented. If I want to do something, I want to see the option for it. Close a window? Look for the "x" and click it. Search for somthing? Click Start and type in the entry block. Configure the techy details on my system? Click Start, Click on Control Panels. It seems like most of my visual cues for what I can do have been removed and I'm now expected to remember a laundry list of keyboard commands or have the dexterity to get my pointer to the right place on the right corner for what I want to do... all whithout those visual cues to tell me which functions are hidden where.
Now, don't get me started on why a single page PDF document MUST consume an entire 24" monitor's worth of real estate....
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