I doubt it will be a problem in Windows 8 because Microsoft is leaving the option to go back to the Windows 7 interface. The concern lies in future releases of Windows beyond 8. As Microsoft killed the "classic start menu" in Windows 7, it is likely to kill the Windows 7 interface (barely acceptable as is) in Windows 9 or soon after. That's what irks me. Microsoft never listens. I predict Windows 8 is going to receive a very negative reception if it so much as defaults to the tablet layout on non-touchpad devices--just as Windows Vista did before it.