Quote from 1965: "Fucking mechanical tabulator, actively gets in the way of productivity."
Quote from 1985: "Fucking graphical UI, actively gets in the way of productivity."
Quote from 1995: "Fucking Start Menu, actively gets in the way of productivity."
UI overhauls are nothing new. Everybody always says the same thing.
I don't know about the 1965 one, but the other two were correct. Swapping from keyboard to mouse does
incur a time penalty and therefore result in a productivity loss. Moreover, many people have shit mousing skills, and end up circling the hotspot they're after a time or two before being able to click it.
The main issue with Metro is not so much that it's different - people will get over that (as I believe was your argument). The problem is that it's organised in a way that would much better suit portrait screen orientation, when everyone now has widescreens. I don't know about you, but I'm old enough to have seen my screen realestate shrinking
, despite resolution improvements, and that's down to everything being rendered with lush-but-fat graphics and poor UI decisions.
I turned off Aero the other day because it was causing problems with an old piece of software I had a yen to replay. The amount of extra space I suddenly had was startling.
The Metro ribbon is wrong