Stop fiddling with my interface!
Is there some replicable research to show that window buttons are easier to use at the top-left than at the top-right? That users rarely click the minimize button?
Is there anything more than developer whim or the craving to be different to back up the disruptive changes to the UI that every new release of every OS introduces?
I've had to install about five different distros* in the past few weeks. I'm not exactly new to computer use, but in some cases (Unity, for example), I've been utterly paralysed. Even KDE comes up with some kind of container on the desktop containing a legend along the lines of "This frame is empty". Yes, I can see that, but what's if for, and how am I supposed to rectify its emptiness?
Imagine if the UI for machines was subject to such arbitrary changes. Some cars with steering than goes left when you turn right, some with tillers, some without a brake pedal?
*This isn't an anti-Linux diatribe. Mint, for example, seems perfectly usable. No wonder it's so popular.