Exactly what is so bad about SP2, and which rights does it take away?
i just find everything about it rude and demanding. Forced reboot - no Cancel - nag every 5 min till you do - no turning it off
updates that start downloading while your working - saying nothing of what they are doing with no option to stop and hogging alot of resources ( when i have like 80 photos open and frontpage and corel)
"You are not allowed to run this on your computer it may not be safe" - click bar: ok - what is not safe?
So you say - OK OK OK OK allow - it says "are you sure cause it can wreck your machine" - it does this everytime with again..NO OPTION to say "Dont bug me about this" - without disabling it entirely
The big red X in my notification area - because i dont have a virus program installed ( have had like 2 virus's in 10 years) and i cant remove it or again say "I no i dont have a virus program DONT ASK ME THIS AGAIN"
i could litterally go on about this for a week.
MS use to be famous for user empowerment - not NO OPTIONS
in regard to loss of rights - thats all the Fullscreen / kiosk mode they have removed/buggered up so as to make it next to impossible to build your own interface on top of windows - like ie 3,4,5,6 have always allowed. In the name of "security" we now have a status bar - even when its off in XP) and a stupid toolbar at the top like poopy Mozilla does fullscreen
(* ps - i run sp2 default - non-customised - as a normal unadvanced user would)