I have a question, that I think encapsulates the whole debate. If the most purchased application for your new operating system is one that disable all of the UI changes, then what are the consumers saying about your "improved" UI? Face it, the power user is a minority. The people who get every operating system, and learn to adapt, are in such small supply that it isn't possible to cater to them. MS has tried to push things forward, but the techniques they used have been demonstrated to be consumer unfriendly. Whether you like or loathe the new UI, dollars are the only thing that speaks. Hopefully MS learned, and 9 will be the backside improvements of 8, with the UI of 7. Better yet, release an optional update that incorporates the ability to disable Metro. I don't care to consider what that says about progress, but the consumers have spoken. I'm more than happy to have a different OS between my phone, tablet, and desktop. MS wanted to make the transition from device to device seamless, but they only succeeded in making the desktop less friendly (for basic consumers anyways).