Changing with the times
We live in a throwaway society, a society driven by the monetary system. Innovation and technology is not about building the best possible product, but building something slightly better than the last, in order to justify making more money. That's now, how the world turns. Microsoft could spend more time building their operating system and make it to near perfection, but would rather dribble out slightly improved versions.
Windows XP is Microsoft's first real stable workhorse, not without its problems. It was sort of the Model A for Microsoft. At the time, it was great, and did what it was supposed to do. Without bad people trying to constantly steal, or destroy information, we would not have to think about unplugging it from the Web. But because of the "Bad" in the world, it is time to move forward.
What is disconcerting to me is that Windows 8 as new as it is, already has many, many updates. This takes away my confidence that Microsoft did the job right the first time. It is really sloppy to have to mop up, back pedal, and "Update" after you release your great new prized operating system. Not a good example to follow. Soon, Microsoft will realize, there are more games in town, and they better get with it.