I realize I will never receive a response from Microsoft or even acknowledgement of receiving this message, but HAVE to tell you as a semi-leader (yes, Apple is blowing you away with their vision) you should be ASHAMED OF YOURSELF for believing Windows 8 is an ACCEPTABLE upgrade for Microsoft platform.
I use an Apple laptop and desktop at work, but at home I had Windows 7. Initially it was a learning curve, but after learning the way it functioned, I discover there things I preferred over the older versions.
Please tell me how in god's name that you think adding extra steps to using Windows 8 would be a plus? You need to check with your developers for issues involving drinking or drugs! There is no way sober, intelligent people see this is BETTER! Unlike you at Microsoft and the zillions of Bill Gates has, I am not even close to being wealthy. I am 60 years old and work too many hours a week in a state position working with youth and volunteers. When I come home alone, by laptop is my adult connection with friends. Five days ago I purchased a new laptop and decided it was wiser to save $500 and not buy an apple. What an unwise decision. I really like the laptop I purchased, but absolutely HATE, and I cannot stress that enough, HATE, HATE, HATE Windows 8!
I have been reading tips and ideas online to help in learning how to learn my way around WIN8 and am very comfortable with technology and figuring out how to use it. But when I have to take extra step just to perform one step that is STUPID. I repeat STUPID! Interesting that I used that word. When my kids were young, I would not allow them to ever say that word, but find it is so appropriate when relating to this platform. Therefore, I will not apologize for using it.
Not sure if it really makes me feel better to send this, partly because I know it will not matter. Do wish there was a way to go back to Win7 or return this computer. Your only salvation now is the lower price computers that average people can afford that will keep you in business.
Signed, Unhappy, Unsatisfied Customer,
Patricia Cahoon, email@example.com