I think it's more adverse to stupid change, most people will update and expect some of that core things to be the same, and I think the problem will come when it's not. (reason 8 didn't go over too well is the GUI was a major change I still have to hear people complain about it and yet they still updated), after XP, Vista, Windows 7 and then MS coming out and saying we fixed what you didn't like about 8 and then change other stuff around I think some are in for a shock. one of the guys I worked with I gave him a wireless hub *(was able to do DHCP so was a router but could hook it to his hotspot) so in his camper he could hook up his wife's desktop his printer and laptop and still plug in his old laptop. (printer had a USB and Ethernet) but it was easier to set it up for sharing over Ethernet and he didn't have to keep the desktop on. *not sure he still uses it but in that setup a person would be hosed in that case it would be seen as a un-metered.
we were talking about people who noticed the icon and only 3 of the above are techies and they still asked about it the other have no tech knowledge but still seen and noticed it but if you really want to waste time arguing anecdotal it fair to say your evidence is as flimsy as mine.
Hmm just learned something new while I was looking up metered connections with 10 found this on MS's site. Ethernet network connections can't be set to metered. have to admit not messing with them personally much I didn't know that.
really I have to list out everyone since they put it there that seen it so I have as much anecdotal evidence as you?
ok 3 others I work directly with asked about it (they are techie but I've been running the insider since it launch so they figured to ask me about it), plus about in the last 3 weeks at least *on the low side, 5 users that I was working with their work computer (I work tier 3\end level Support) that asked me about it on their home computer, my uncle asked me about it and one lady that retired (she worked kinda as a bookkeeper inventory in or dept) called and asked me about it.
funny I have a guy I help every once in a while just called me Wednesday asking about it. (told him to hold off) and he's not the most tech savvy person by far, if he noticed it I can't image to many others missing it, even a friend of mine that only has a PC because I gave him one (he only checks E-mail once a week at most) noticed it he was worried it was a virus or something).
Soo tell me please when is the last time MS put a update for the Next OS in the users system tray, (plus they have updated but the POINT IS THE FEATURE THEY USED THE HAS STAYED THE SAME THROUGH THOSE VERSIONS)
oh ya just one of the threads about users and updates.... http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1259526-this-forced-updates-for-windows-10-home-thing-has-to-stop/ has some examples of the thought of the average users and updates settings. **anyone know how big some of those Nvidia or AMD drivers from windows update are, I only have 10 on 2 PC's as of right now, but both have Intel drivers.
right the marketing Biz from MS won't push some of them to upgrade.... hell they put it in the users System tray, if you have MSN as your home page it keeps popping up to get Windows 10 now. not as swissie as you might think.
in the past they did not have to worry about metered they just the update to manual like they had for the past 10+ years and went about their business, and now with it seeming to want to download the optional updates too I really don't see it being smaller updates. (personally I think it best most stick with 7 or 8.1 unless MS makes some changes I don't want to deal with all the same dumb questions I had from users when 8 rolled out)
go look at the Forced windows update threads here and there is post after post about the average user should not be able to mess with any thing around widnows updates.
half the people here argue the the average user can't tie their shoes and the other half think they can dig down and check if their connection is metered or not and windows is set right for it.
I personally don't have a metered connection (hell even my Cell is on the old Verizon grandfather unlimited plan) but again personally when some bad press comes about this I want a from row seat cheering joe pa user while it complain MS is trying to rip the food from his kids mouth but burning up his hard earned money.
soo your saying your average user with the standard computer knowledge? And I personally do know some older fokes they go down south for the winter in a camper\lease site and the connect was not showing as metered they would just update at home or when they were at a place that had free wifi and again they survived because the the settings have stayed the same for 10+ years.
Again when Ma and Pa kettle go on vacation with the hot spot they used in the past with the ole rusty windows 7 and the go over their limit in one day with the shiny new 10 in the end you do you think will take the heat....
Right post after post here about home users to stupid about manage their updates (the argument why it's was being forced on non-pro users) and you expect them to re-lean that with-in in one version of windows on how to learn a new system of managing their meter connection from a way they'd done it for 10 years. (problem is they learned it already and it's being changed by a drastic amount at once) I'm guessing there will be issues with people on metered connection and I have to admit personally I kinda home MS gets dragged though the mud on it with the press.
**back to the MS drivers, when I built my new game box (8.1) I let windows update install the Intel Sata driver for it, and all my other drives but the OS drive vanish, had to re-download the one from Intel so I could see the drives again.
Unless it's a forced driver update issue, already had to show two people how to download and use that tool to keep windows update from screwing up their drivers, in the old days it would not install unless they wanted it to.
*while I over all don't hate Windows 10 (kinda so so on it, it's ok in some places. ehh in others) the only part I over dislike or outright hate is the new windows update system (does not matter Pro or home version the new update sucks IMO)
Hate the new Windows update (yes even the Pro version) had to get wushowhide.diagcab to keep some bad drivers from installing, really a pain. really not that fond of the new layout may go to classic shell after a bit. if I open too many new windows from links the Edge browsers vanishes on me (it's a lot of links but It's happened on two different computers) one reg and one still running the fast ring insider release. *mostly just sticking with Firefox or chrome plus I like having my add-ons\extensions.