@evildictaitor:

If those changes didn't contain things that raised immediate concerns, that would be very reasonable. But if Microsoft has an agenda to move people to a new UI paradigm in which they rake in 30% or whatever, that agenda may contain design decisions that are not obviously to the clients advantage. In such business scenario, the company must manage expectations. Meaning, instead of we asking "what changed and why", they should be very upfront, prior to us getting a bad first impression from any public (preview) release, about why they changed some things for apparently the worse coming from say Windows 7 in terms of pure non-touch usage.