Good to see that MS learned nothing from 2008/r2 - that to actually use the product you actually needed to go and find some 3rd party tools.
Snover's idealism is that everyone should love his warped Monad twisted language. I don't mind the API improvements and my ire is not aimed at those who liked to script, but it is at people who think that deep level scripting should be the default.
Snover and his team either believe - or have been led to believe that going forward they will run azure alike structures, and so will the customer. Based on this, everyone will have deep powershell skills.
As for "Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted" - yes, well, it doesn't take much of an imagination to see what havoc can come from that. Get owned at a rate never before seen. It comes from the people who made autorun deafault - so its hardly a surprise.
What I will say is that I think its possible they put together the best API level for management yet, and that it should be a ground work for producing powerful UI tools and utiliites. Sadly, MS got this wrong as well. Instead of making great UI's - they focused on 'everyone learn Powershell' - instead of focusing in on the API for excellent UIs.
HyperV server 2008 was laughable in its poor state and only core configurator saved it. Having a core product so poor and only saved by a third party should have been a lesson. Instead its turned into an instruction manual.
It doesn't matter. The direction of the world is large upscale data centres and services. I can bitch and moan, but that doesn't change anything. The SME IT guy is being evolved out for a lower cost idea. The services may be worse, they may have bigger gremlins, but they will provide a solution at lower cost. This is really what MS is aiming at and its what its building for with Azure.
On premise people like me have become the enemy. All the stuff you see like powershell and the elimination of technet is a message. Its a fuck you middle finger to the bulk of microsoft customers and techs and admins. Well, Fuck you right back MS, now Win 8 / 81 is likely to go out here, and thus no likely move to 2012 / 2012r2.