re: Microsoft's Windows 8 Numbers Meaningless
Seriously do people think that they have a choice? Do people think that microsoft is going to change the same practices and stategies that have always worked for them?
First of all people using windows 7 based PC's, have no option except to upgrade. To say "oh lets revert back to windows 7 and force them to create a classic theme" are dilusional at best. Microsoft doesn't care what your opinion is. If you are going to try to force their hand by not using windows 8 you are going to be in for a big shock (and I am surprized you are that ignorant of the past 20 years).
Microsoft doesn't give you choices. Go ahead try to switch back to windows 7 and see if it lasts. When Microsoft IE 11 comes out and only works on windows 8, and when the new microsoft office comes out to only work on windows 8, and when they stop support of windows 7, you will see it was never their hand that was forced, but rather yours.
The truth is you can stick with windows 7 just like another commenter stuck with windows XP. But as I am sure that person can attest, they were a bit more than frustrated when things like IE 10 would not work on their system. You have a choice, you can use old out dated no longer supported OS's , or you can realize that computers are a short term investment that you must upgrade every year in order to stay current with technology.
I wonder how many people are still walking around with a first generation iphone.... likely but a small handful.... and those didn't exist until 2007....
Get with the times. Windows 8 and its integrated cloud computing, are the wave of the future.