Looks like the PC makers are indeed swallowing the touch kool-aid as if it's royal jelly from the gods.
Look at this madness:
They are selling classic laptops and desktops WITH TOUCH as one of the main selling points! Is that pure desperation or is the typical big-IT corp manager indeed a total buffoon?
Just look at the torture device in this picture - who is going to use that? Your arms will fall off within two days if you're going to smudge this thing for more than thirty seconds a day. Most people will probably use it just once to satisfy their curiousity and forget the touch capability afterwards. Sort of what happened to the speech and voice recognition engine in Win 7. Tablets are one thing, but this? Do the experiment right way - stretch your arm out to touch your screen, hold it for more than 20 seconds in that position - pure joy, right?
Just looking at the poor arm this picture is painful. The fact that this is NOT a shock ad from Benetton is proof that the world has gone mad.