There were certain decisions that Microsoft made that were in retrospect flawed. Notably not allowing people to boot into desktop mode and taking away the start button. Those two things have come up consistently. We’ve done some research and people miss that.
IDC analyst Bob O’Donnell • Discussing the big problem with Windows 8—which is that many people appear to be foregoing the new interface and jumping towards the legacy interface at their first opportunity after boot. The analyst suggests that Microsoft needs to figure out how to make the experience easier for normal consumers to use, because what they have now isn’t working.
Seeing the ads for Windows 8 has kept me from getting a new laptop. I don’t know all the details about that operating system yet, but I know it doesn’t look appealing to me to begin with…