quote: Sure Windows 8 and its Metro UI will not be pleasing to a majority of PC enthusiasts. They oft prefer barren interfaces, graphically minimalist interfaces, and the ability to fully customize everything themselves. However, these preferences run counter to the majority of users, and the enthusiast community is quite small compared to the overall base of phone, tablet, and computer users.
quote: Hence the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, but the few like to cry foul that they're not getting their way.
quote: Since when did MS catered to those people though? Look if you want something pretty and flashing and easy enough for a 4 year old to use, Apple is down the hall.
quote: It's more than that and you know it.This is unlike any Windows OS before it, because Metro is there, and the desktop is still there.
quote: Microsoft has always catered to them. Remember, when the Windows GUI was slocked on top of MS-DOS many power users felt it was a huge step backwards and emulation of Apple's 1984 MS-DOS. Similar arguments were made back then -- Microsoft was turning its back on its true fans, while trying to copy Apple's mass market appeal.
quote: I guarantee you, no matter how much you villainize Windows 8, it will be more flexible/customizable than the rigid confines of OS X.
quote: But that's what critics like yourself aren't understanding.
quote: There should be a completely seamless interaction between Metro and the Desktop, across the board
quote: I see no reason why Metro and Desktop apps, for the PC version of Windows 8, be incompatible with each other
quote: throwing the PC and mobile OS together in a big jumbled mess
quote: And the older desktop apps are not touch friendly legacy mouse/kbd software straight from your beloved era of 1990s :P
quote: It's an absurd waste of screen real estate
quote: Forcing this environment onto the Desktop PC