Originally Posted by lolcopter
somewhat related sidenote, i've been playing around with windows 8.1 blue preview and it is basically just as crappy as the original. they added the start button back, which takes you immediately back to the tablet start screen. i can't believe they expect people to pay to upgrade to this wannabe tablet os. just finding basic system settings is a chore, and all this touch interface crap with a mouse and keyboard is completely counter-intuitive. finally keeping vista relevant on my dual boot PC.
Won't argue any of your points as I can't speak to your technical capability or perception of what is / is not intuitive, but I for one can make 8.1 look alot like 7 now. Plus you do not pay for the update if you already own 8.