That's why I think a more targeted website like a Win8taskforce would be good. It would be a place where people can suggest and vote on what changes need to be made to Windows 8 to make it acceptable. At the moment most people (yes, a majority but not everyoen) are agreeing that it's only useful on touch devices and with a few changes to the UI it cold be just as good as Win7 for us non-touchscreen users. I have yet to see anyone store employee that feels right selling a non-touch computer to anyone if it has Win8 installed on it. That's one more step towards making Windows an irrelevant product and unfortunately it also reflects badly on Window Phone 8 because to the average user it looks like the same OS (even though WP8 is actually very nice to use).
Do you all remember Long Zheng's http://www.aerotaskforce.com/ It's was organized and developed solely for figuring out which changes most of us thought needed to be made. I know Long thinks it wasn't much but I think it actually made a difference because complaining on forums doesn't help at all.