Having watched most of the half-wits at my company latch onto the iphone and ipad like it was greatest new thing since sliced bread, I held my breath. I even owned an iphone for two years because it was the best thing out there, but I was still holding my breath. I now have a Windows Phone 7 with Mango and it blows the useability of my iphone out of the water. Okay, good steps, but what is next. The phone was LATE to market, and isn't catching on very fast. I want to develop for it, but can I spare the time for the small market???
Finally, I can breath again!!!!! When they showed Win8 in June, I thought to myself, okay good move, it will be an ipad competitor, but too bad it won't be out for like 2 years. Now, a few months later, and we already have a developers preview?!?!?! Thank you Microsoft for reminding me that I am not the last sane person on this planet. I am very excited for this. I think it will be exactly what we need to bridge the new tablet market back to the desktop, where we are still working all day long.
One request though: Give me XNA please!!!!! I want to make my game for WinXP, WinVista, Win7, Xbox, WP7 and now Win8. That would make many of us XNA users out there very happy.