3 hours ago, vesuvius wrote
@figuerres: I have moved on, but will be lead by the market as to whether I continue with Windows 8, as the clearest mistakes with it have been in not having a compelling story for their hundreds of millions of existing customers and developers. Windows 8 should have been two separate events
1) Build showcasing a new desktop OS, with significant updates to their existing platform
2) Build showcasing a new OS that can now run on a tablet, with development resources available for those that want to take advantage of that platform.
We are now at the place when Silverlight, WPF and Windows developers are apathetic. Why on earth would I want to invest anymore in your platform, when you keep chopping and changing?
This is pretty much the same argument I had several months ago, where MSFT shareholders said "wait, Microsoft will amaze you!". As I keep saying, apart from the workplace, Microsoft do not exist. Had they been loyal to decade (loyal) old developers like me, and the original poster, I am certain things would be different.