Matthew_Thepc, on 09 July 2012 - 07:01, said:
ah, sorry, I completely misinterpreted your comment :\
so, why does it defeat the point? (and, for that matter, which point are you talking about?)
The point is that Microsoft are trying to do two things. They're trying to implement a unified interface across their devices, and they're trying to simplify it for the average user. The problem is, they missed on both counts.
Instead, what they've seemingly achieved (I say seemingly because we've only seen the preview apps, not their final state), is a collection of apps with far less functionalality than their predecessors... The mail app is bad on the eyes, you can't alter the layout, you can't control spam filters, you can't setup pretty much everything you would WANT to set up, in fact. The chat app is so bad it'd take me all day to go through its problems, same goes for the music app, the video app, pretty much everything really that has been "metro'd". They're not even pretty, unless you mean pretty bad for the eyes!
The UI is also far from unified. They've metro'd parts of it, but to do anything actually useful, you have to revert to the traditional desktop, and they've made THAT a pain in the backside by taking away the Start button; forcing you to constantly switch in and out of desktop mode in much the same hyperactive ADD way the OP does in his video (seriously, NO one farts around like that... I was getting queasy!). It also changes how basic things work for Metro, things which are totally counter-intuitive for a desktop user. I mean, seriously... A vertical action like scrolling your mousewheel, now results in a horizontal action on the screen. Bwuh?
Metro is a good design, for a touch based device. I have no doubt that it will shift the tablet market considerably and I even look forward to my first Metro based tablet (and I have three Android tablets!) But for desktops, so far, it's just not what's best for purpose.