, Blue Ink wrote

Of course I can just stop synchronizing, which is what I did, but I am just curious to know what was the compelling scenario they had in mind when they designed this feature.

For me it was that when I installed Windows 8 on my laptop after having used it on my desktop for a while, all my settings were automagically there exactly as I wanted them.

And considering the rather convoluted language settings I use, what with typing in several different languages and having to make sure everything displays in the language I want too (now that IE also uses that same language list), that is quite a time saver.