Yeah Rui, I agree with you. I was helping someone today to setup their new laptop and Win 8.1. I mentioned that with Windows, there are normally at least two, if not more ways of doing anything. MS introduced touch (good) but as you say, didn't consider those who want the 'old' way of doing things (bad). It looks like they may well be going back to the multiple way of doing anything.

The person who owns the laptop is an avowed Mac user and thinks that 8.1 is moving closer to the Mac way of doing things. I couldn't possibly comment!

BTW I deliberately put 'old' in quotes; this is in no way me being disparaging those who prefer start menus etc., it's just a way of differentiating between current and previous.

Oh, and I remember many people hating XP when it came out.....