Javik, on 28 November 2012 - 01:01, said:
The arrogant assumption that all progress is for the better can lead people into some very dark corners, the lessons learned from the destruction of the Titanic are still not being learned 100 years on it seems. Decent software developers don't work on a basis of "This is what we're doing, now shut the hell up" they learn from their mistakes and listen to their customers. It's not just us geeks that can't fathom Windows 8, I volunteer at a place that refurbishes computers and provides basic skills courses to members of the public, and the reactions to Windows 8 amongst both the techies and members of the public has ranged from "What the hell is this", to "Confusing" to "ugly" to "I hate it". I haven't had a single person say something good about the direction taken with Windows 8 and I've been working there since before it RTM'd.
Same goes with Windows Phone, I know 3 people out of a big network of friends that own them.
I can't really say much about Windows 8 because I dislike it and went back to Windows 7.
But when it comes to Windows Phone 8, and the Lumia 920, I can say without a doubt it is the best phone I have ever owned. Metro really works well on a phone, not a desktop. I still own my Galaxy phone, simply for the vast marketplace, and it is still a great platform. Nothing wrong with it at all... But when WP8 marketplace is caught up, I will have no need for the Galaxy.
iPhone isn't even in this conversation because they can't even hold water to a Galaxy III, and definitely can't touch the Lumia 920 or WP8.
That said, those three people in your big network
of friends, are probably the smartest of them all. Or at least, the happiest with their choice.