has the penny dropped?
'"We are making improvements to the user interface that will naturally bridge touch and desktop, especially for our mouse and keyboard users,"'
So it seems that (according to their statement) it wasn't good for mouse/keyboard users after all!
That should have been their priority!! There wasn't hoards of touch-screen Windows users demanding a touch interface. In fact, even though they've inflicted everyone with an interface designed for touch interface and there still isn't hoards of touch-screen users!
Sorry, MS. Too little, far too late.
So when I read this, from the guy behind L-Mint, I switched faster than you can say alt-control-delete: "If we can make things better for people whose screen is tactile, we're happy to do so. If it's at the cost of frustrating desktop computer users based on the limitations of these portable devices, we're not interested"
[MS's $1bn advertising campaign crushed by 2 sentences.]
Lesson for MS: Beta testing and previews are important not only for your customers, but also for yourselves.