I've read that they didn't have time to get Office completely tablet friendly, and it just so happens that neither did they have enough time to finish WinRT and make it 100% tablet friendly -- and when you look at the control panel and WiFi settings you can see that's the case. These were issues that existed even in the Beta but fixes couldn't make into RTM. The control panel and configurations changes are coming in Windows Blue, but I'd also expect Office to finish its overhaul and adapt to tablets some time in the near future as well. Ribbon is okay on a tablet, but it's still very clumsy. Windows Blue brings absolutely nothing to the desktop, instead yanking away functionality that required the desktop instead. The changes to Metro are in an effort to make it behave like the desktop (allowing customziation of the interface, albeit slight). As far as I'm concerned, Microsoft has already abandoned the desktop crowd. If Win9 is another "hybrid" OS, it's going to follow the Win8 trend and buff up Metro for touch whilst neglecting the desktop even further. The only hope is a separate enterprise/desktop OS, but that's nowhere in sight and highly unlikely. If you like your PC and desktop, you'd better learn2linux or stay with Win7 for the foreseeable future. WinRT should have been marketed differently. Microsoft can't expect to show commercials of kids jumping around and snapping shitty keyboards into a tablet and expect a sales boom; that's beyond idiotic. Microsoft is late to the market and therefore has to offer incentive for users to not just choose MS's products, but to also jump ship and abandon their applications and whatever services they had with Android and iOS. "It's got Office and a keyboard!" clearly hasn't worked. Office isn't Windows-only anymore and neither are they the only ones with keyboards. They need something different that only MS can offer and people actually want. What that is I have no idea, but then again neither does Microsoft. What they have had to offer to users is the legacy/Win32 compatibility, but considering their direction it's quite clear that the "It's also got your desktop" isn't going to last very long.