I was mostly exaggerating in reference to the fact that Sinofsky is gone, Julie Larson-Green was demoted, there are new leaders who presumably brought their own people in, and that any new UI ideas that were in 8 are gone. Edit: And really, the sad thing is, I do love a lot of the direction Microsoft is going in these days. Office 2016 is a great update (even if only for the dark color scheme). The new Photos app is excellent. The upcoming Mail and Calendar apps updates (or maybe Outlook Mail is a separate app, we don't really know yet) look great. OneDrive cloud music? Amazing. The Xbox game streaming? Really cool. I could go on about a ton of things that I love that they're doing right now. Unfortunately, I just pretty much hate everything that is coming from Windows itself lately. In trying to calm the noise, they're destroying what they had. I fully realize that they had to improve the desktop side of things for that crowd. On the tablet side though, they've ruined pretty much everything.