True. but condere is missing the point where the (main) start button has been moved to the charm bar to show the new features of Windows, in fact he is complaining that MS doesn't put the new features in front of the user where it's totally what they are doing.
I'm not missing the point at all, I probably should have added something to my post.
There are plenty of people out there, trust me I am in IT and part of a firm that has been letting clients of ours trial Win8 because we feel that they have operations within their businesses that could probably use to upgrade.
My/our experience is that people don't like Win8, and I feel it is because the user sits down at their PC and becomes frustrated with the drastic changes to the UI. It is just like what job coaches and books will tell you about interviews. Make your impression when you walk through that door. Win8 with a lot of people is walking through that door with a beer in one hand, a joint in the other, with headphones on, and they are wearing their pajamas.
So my viewpoint is that they should have done the Start button/orb thing (maybe even have that hidden until the mouse moves nearyby) still needing to be clicked to get back to the Start Screen. Then with Win9 transition to what we have now.
BTW, yes I know the charm bar... all that stuff. I've used Win8 quite a bit. Win8 doesn't bother me one way or another. I use it, and I get things done on it just like Win7, and past iterations. My users who have been using Win8, unlike other posters on here who claim their family/friends/etc have had no problems migrating have been having lots of problems getting familiar with it.
There are probably tons of reasons for that (age, computer use xp, etc). However watching these people use Win8 over their shoulder, I stand by my opinion that the Start Button removal should be one more OS version away with some sort of graduated step.
Edited by Condere, 07 August 2012 - 18:30.