@Darran: Fortunately they aren't trying to force UWP on anyone. All of your desktop development tools continue to run, and will continue to work for quite some time. There's nothing to panic or rant about here.
I would say that while OneNote is great, it still sometimes has glitches when you are resting your palm on the screen while writing. The rest of the Office apps aren't quite as ink friendly as I'd like to see. Hopefully this will get better.
@Shawn Wildermuth: Another great source of Metro icons is The Noun Project (svg compatible browser required). That they match up with the Metro look isn't intentional, however their style seems to come from the same basic reasoning.
I know you guys are hoping to be able to iterate the software quickly as you flesh out the feature set. You've probably got a wishlist a mile long, so I'm not going to prod you too much on that subject.
What I'd really like to know is how quickly you are going to be making changes to the hardware requirements. Obviously the iPhone is the new hotness right now, and I've had a few devices in the past that have had features like a front-facing camera. I couldn't
really use for anything because it was an OEM feature. What are your plans to balance between providing a consistent experience and still allowing OEM's to produce innovative hardware? Or at least keep pace with the rest of the industry.
I'm liking what I've seen so far, but I don't want to see this platform stagnate because you can't get the OEM's to play ball.