have any of you tought before W8 "dang, I wish I could stretch my arms out to poke the screen!" ?

Actually, long before Windows 8 came out  I had those thoughts.  It feels more natural.

It is all just getting tiring because practically the same things have been (and are being said) over and over again with the changes to the Gnome desktop and Unity on Linux.

SSDD (same sh.., different device)