Re: Absolutely true for me
mmeier, what makes you think that?
It didn't work for Vista, it didn't work for ME and it didn't work for Bob.
In the past, Microsoft ended up having to release a new version with a different name - and even though Vista is actually ok now, nobody touches it with a bargepole.
Why is Windows 8 going to be any different?
In every other industry, if the incumbent market leader radically changes the UI, the customers always think "Well, if I've got to learn something new anyway, might as well look at the competition".
And in many cases, the incumbent loses huge amounts of market share.
In the case of Windows, it looks very much like the radical change of UI is making people think "You know, I don't actually need a new PC. One of them tablet thingies does what I want."
Worse, many are thinking "Those tablets actually do everything that new Windows  does anyway. They even look pretty similar."
So, by copying tablet functionality (everything full-screen, 'app store' etc) and styling on the desktop, Microsoft are killing the desktop.
If they don't wake up soon, the commodity desktop will die - and be replaced by piles of tablets.
Then the only thing people like us will be left with are enthusiast SBCs (RPi etc) and very expensive "Gamer" desktops and "Developer" laptops.
That's not a world I like the sound of.