The first bit is just a joke about the bizarre visual style of the WP7 user interface.
Second bit: Microsoft's (and to fair a lot of other vendors as well) approach to both pen and touch input has in the past been to just treat it as a proxy for the mouse. You really have to use an iPhone for a while to see how retarded this is. There's no
mouse pointer; scroll bars are unnecessary since the most natural way to scroll a document is to just grab it and drag it (like the hand tool in Abobe reader for example). It's all little changes that make it much more natural to use. There might be some special
situations where it makes sense to leave something on screen at the point where the user last touched it, but they are few and far between.
OK, I see where you are commng from. I still have my old iPhone and agree that is sets the standard for touch usability. I
Will take this on board and see what I can come up with.