Re: call me stupid but...
"that's true, at first..."
Having to deal with icon^Wtile spam, single-window interfaces and trying to drag the screen with a mouse is not something that gets easier with time.
Having a reasonably intuitive interface suitable for a computer that may have hundreds of programs installed replaced by a Tomy interface that goes from bad to awful the more you install, also does not improve with age.
Seriously, the XP default colour scheme was awful and deserves the Fisher Price moniker, but at least it was functional and could be turned into something less garish with a few pokes at the right checkbox. This thing just has no redeeming features. There is nothing in TIFKAM that cannot be achieved with the same or less effort in Windows 7. It isn't as good. Sorry.