A few days ago I installed the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. A few hours later I
reinstalled Windows 7 Ultimate.
Windows 8 is a train wreck. A mess. A disaster. Its user experience is
completely disjointed and confused. What was Microsoft thinking? Windows 7 is,
to date, the best OS they’ve ever released. I would expect version 8
to build upon that success.
Instead, like Frankenstein, they sew on a tablet OS, Metro. Now, Metro is slick.
The Windows Phone 7 experience is refreshing, unified, and completely usable.
But it has zero business being anywhere near my Windows desktop experience. It
just feels wrong interacting with the Metro elements with a mouse pointer. When
I’m on the desktop, it feels natural. I’m doing all the normal things I’ve
always done with my keyboard and mouse, and it works great.
Until I have to start some program that isn’t pinned, or access any system
settings. Then things get ugly.