The developers say otherwise. Who am I going to trust more? You or the actual people who worked on the @#%@#^ project?
Reality is you have no proof to back up your claims. They do.
As if Microsoft developers would go on record saying they disagree with the direction given to them by their leadership. If you don't understand why employees don't make those statements in public when there is no anonymity then you're probably unemployed or working at McDonald's.
MS Engineers will backup the product they shipped, no matter how bad the product is (not saying Windows 8 overall is bad). This is the reason you had MS engineers praising Windows Mobile up until the point MS threw it out the door, for instance.
Additionally, seriously if Stardock can do Start8 you want me to believe that Microsoft couldn't in any way have done something better? Seriously, I'm not delusional.
So someone tells you the truth, and you don't want to accept it. You can fight that good fight all you want.
Yes folks, it's all a conspiracy...to drive you insane so that Microsoft can take over the world...the removal of the start menu is just the beginning...mwahahahaha...seriously...ignore listed.
It won't do any good...he's got conspiracy on the brain and won't listen to anyone...
It isn't a conspiracy. There is a lot of pressure for Microsoft to get their foot in the mobile market. Windows Phone has been abysmal. I'm a Windows Phone developer and I love the platform and I love coding for it, but I'd be lying to myself if I didn't call its sales abysmal. Microsoft can't afford to let abysmal tablet sales happen as well. As a result, they are leveraging Desktop users to try and win back developers.
The reality is new development focuses on iOS first, Android second. Microsoft is trying to convince developers they need to focus on WinRT because it is shipping on millions of new devices and is front stage.
This isn't some conspiracy theory. They are business decisions that a first year BBA student can see being made!
But I guess instead of answering me post you just dodge them. Thanks.