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Old December 13, 2012, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by tethlah View Post
I feel I should help you with that word, arrogant: Having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one's own importance or abilities.

Seems to apply more to someone who expects a company to cater specifically to them over the rest of the market than a company playing with the market to figure out what works so they can cater to the masses. Out of all the stupid shit MS does, I can't say releasing a new OS and trying something new is arrogant.
I'm well aware of the definition, and quite frankly think it applys much better to a company who's obvious "sense of one's own importance or abilities" led it to believe that it could ignore the opinions of a large majority of its beta testers when it came to shipping win8 without a classic mode for desktops than it does to individual consumers who refuse to bend to that vision.

And yes, I used the word majority on purpose. While those of us who hate the metro interface on a desktop PC (I quite like it on my tablet) might not form a majority of the users, it's safe to say that every credible review of the beta process pointed out this issue and thus even the folks who liked the new interface knew that M$ should have offered a true classic mode for desktops which allowed the metro interface to be bypassed completely.

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All I can say (again), if you don't like it, don't buy it, that'll show em.
It will actually. That's how a free market works in the real world.
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