Microsoft made the same criticism of those that complained about Vista and were those PC users wrong? Absolutely not. They tested it and they understand it's a waste of time. Just look at the number of articles and posts of people that say it's awful on anything without touch, and even awkward with large 24" and 27" touch monitors. One reporter said Microsoft "threw desktop users under the bus".
PC customers will ultimately render a verdict and so far it's not good.
Give me a break. Windows 8 is the reason MSFT shares dropped 10% since Oct 30. It Sucks! How much lower will this stock have to go before Steve Ballmer admits Windows 8 is a Turd? Not only is Windows 8 hurting Microsoft, but it's hurting Dell, HP, Intel, AMD, Western Digital, Seagate and OCZ shares too. Don't count on big PC sales numbers this holiday season, thanks to #$%$ Windows 8.
So true. If forcing a mobile interface on desktop and laptop users was a good idea Apple would have already done it. MS thought they were going to leap ahead of Apple by pushing tiles on everything and everywhere but it only makes sense on tablets and handhelds. The amusing part is that MS's Surface RT sales are very modest and their sales reps are trying to push RT junk on enterprises. Moreover the traditional PC crowd is unimpressed with W8 and Microsoft's attempt to push their cloud and paid ads on everyone.