re: Microsoft's Big Hits And Misses Of 2012
Unfortunately, everyone does (and still continues) to miss the point of Windows 8 and the whole "Metro" thing. It is to unify the platforms and user experience across all Windows devices (phone, tablet, laptop, desktop, and server). Developer coding is unified and end users working with the software see the same UI (or a close facsimile).
Is it perfect? No, not yet. But, in the long run it will be a much better experience for everyone.
I get it. People don't like change and therefore want to compare (or denigrate in this case) something radically new with what they are used to.
Solution? Don't upgrade if you can't get over the change hurdle. There are still those holdouts running DOS and other legacy MS products...