I so agree with you on all this. Leading design and a clean crap-free windows were the reasons I bought my first surface pro to begin with!. Microsoft IS the standard for Windows and if anyone should be trying to push design and standards forward it's them. That was lesson that Apple figured out a long time ago when Jobs came back and killed off the Mac clones as well as greatly simplifying the product line. Not to mention that it's in the dang name! How can you have a SURFACE PRO with a lesser OS?