@wastingtimewithforums: I think you make a fair comparison. Win95 wasn't about compromise; it was about embracing & extending -- and making a lot of the new stuff optional. W8 on the other hand is about force and control. While the actions of WinDiv does appear cowardly on the surface I think they only cower from the wrath of Sinofsky and straying from his singular vision. W8 is more about control and with that in mind I share your sentiments.