1 minute ago, NoelCarboni wrote
I suppose I need to spell it out for you: Providing fewer UI options / less configurability is a pretty good definition of degraded.
My personal observation is that most of your complaining will fall on deaf ears because you are after a company like Porsche's 911, where the same shape is regurgitated so much so, all versions in the last 50 years look the same.
You can write pages and pages about people moving your cheese, fully seized that your complaint is a worthy one. None of your complaints or wastingtimewithforums's will contribute to the demise of Microsoft however convinced of the case you may be.
As I have said before, with large products like Windows you are never going to please everyone, your complaints are valid and emotional ones for you, but not what the masses want, unfortunately, that is the way commercial organisations work, either change the system, or just acknowledge that your are wasting your time complaining, because the lowest common denominator does not care.
This will free up your time to go or a walk and feed the ducks in the park, or go for a coffee at Starbucks.
PS - Not interested in flame wars