You are correct and indeed it was easy to see this coming. I completely agreed with many Windows 8.x opponents that criticized Windows 8.x for lack of in the box choice particularly concerning options would have allowed Windows 8.x to be more comfortable and familiar to traditional desktop users. But I think a lot of people that were criticizing the lack of choice really had more of philosophical bone to pick with the concept of a hybrid OS. They simply don't like the inclusion of poplar modern consumer features such as tablet and touch support, an app store, cloud integration etc. They are simply interested in more and more desktop features and that's it. Yes, Windows needs to improve the desktop experience but it's just not enough for Windows to be desktop only these days as more and more consumers pick up touch devices and become comfortable with the notion of apps and app stores and cloud integration. The desktop and the tablet are going to converge. Probably not completely but at least to some extent. Heck even Google has embraced the idea by allowing Android apps to run on Chrome OS. It's going to be a tough road for Microsoft. Even when they iron out most of the issues with the hybrid concept, and it looks like they are on a path to do with 9, there just going to angst that the stuff is even there, even if everything can be configured well to suit the user and the device to the needs and wants of the situation.