Legacy Interfaces & Old Habits
I just don't get why MS is so blind to user needs ... and customer satisfaction ??
It's easy to leave in legacy user interface modes -- as an optional "skin" for the product.
That would let those that abhor change to remain comfortable and more productive with their largely unconscious habits. Designers, authors, professionals want to focus on the higher level human skills above the application layer and not futz with unlearning and relearning the whistles and bells.
The same goes for aspergers users and others that are overloaded by information and change. It's also a burden for procedure makers, trainers, and supervisors to have to redo business practices -- rather than simply append a new section for a new additional interface.
Change is maya, just the illusion of progress. What has been will be again, whether in fashion, politics, or even news. Microsoft should cater to the larger user base that includes those that do not want to change their habits.
And get a clue about why whole revisions of products are financial disasters like Windows98, Windows 8, etc. And that doesn't mean don't make improvements and updates, especially to security or performance -- under the hood. And definitely, put in new UI's for those that are easily bored and just have to "move the furniture" around to be happy -- while leaving the option for legacy interface modes.
"Return to the old ways and walk in them, and there you shall find rest for your soul."