Here's a serious question...

Did anybody actually complain about the Windows 7 desktop?

Maybe I'm confused, but I vaguely remember Windows 7 being hugely popular, especially after Vista.

So I guess some people will continue to argue that Microsoft and customers are somehow better off today after the desktop castration in Windows 8, vs how it would have been if they instead just continuing to refine what we had with Windows 7.

So what's your answer? Are we better of with Windows 8 the way it is now or worse?

My vote is worse, since I hate the pile and just installed Classic Shell to get some form of productivity back again. It's still fugly though.