The more I delve into using my SP and seriously interacting with the Metro interface I am faced with a dichotomy. At times Metro seems brilliant and visionary. At other times the choices made by developers seem to have sprung from some sort of LSD addled hot tub party. Here are some examples: 1) THE START BUTTON: This is an easy one. Is there anyone actually glad to see the Start Button go? Was the Start Button one of those things Windows 7 users were clamoring to get rid of? Yes you can now add one aftermarket (thank God), but it should be native. Something is seriously wrong with a development team that INTENTIONALLY destroys what was arguably the best most popular feature of their prior OS. Does anyone doubt that W8 sales would have been wildly better had they kept the Start Button? But here's the thing, MS doesn't care about sales, they care about their "vision". Not OUR vision, THEIR vision. They dumped the Start Button because they wanted to make using desktop so uncomfortable we would be FORCED to adopt Metro, and once we did, well then we would all see how lovely it is and thank them for holding a gun to our heads. 2) EXPLORER 10: That leads me to my next point. If MS wants to force us from desktop so badly, why do they force us BACK to desktop if we want to add to or organize our Explorer 10 favorites? Have you looked at favorites in Metro Explorer 10? There are no folders, there is no alphabetical order, there is simply a list of hundreds or thousands of favorites in the order they were added. Who could possibly make use of that? Also, while IE 10 looks fine on our small, HD screen it looks TERRIBLE on a large monitor. Why? They killed cleartype font smoothing ON PURPOSE. I understand this is because cleartype doesn't work on a rotating screen anyway, but when I am displayported to an external monitor rotation is disabled but I still get no cleartype? Seriously, how does this junk make it out the door? 3) WORD 2013: Again, looks awesome on our little tablet, HORRIBLE on a big monitor. Fonts are a jagged mess. Same with Outlook 2013. Access 2013 looks great though. Word from MS is that the are using a "new" rendering engine on Word 2013. What is it called, "suck.exe"? Is MS trying to force us to give up our desktops completely by making everything look terrible in a larger format? This font disaster of Word 2013 is not a bug, it is a "feature". How do they even say that with a straight face? 4)THE KICKSTAND: You can't adjust the angle. What else is there to say? As I don't have eyeballs in the middle of my chest this is an obvious fail, once again done on purpose because having an adjustable kickstand would have denied us the satisfying "thunk" made when closing it. The MS rep explained to me that this creates an "emotional response of attachment" in the user. So usability is not important, we are going for emotional responses. LSD is the only possible explanation. 5) POWER PEN WHATEVER THINGY: Storing the pen in the power outlet? Considering I am most likely to want to store my pen when I am charging (i.e., not using) this is pure madness. Also have you ever tried to keep the power plug plugged in when using your tablet in bed? You move at all and boom, it falls out and if you don't notice your tablet goes dead when you "thought" you were charging. 6) ZOOM SETTINGS: Windows 8 intentionally does not allow the user to have different zoom settings for extended monitors. Think about this. They are FORCING us to have 150 zoom on our external monitors if we want to be able to read anything on our tablets. TPTB told us they were working super super hard to fix this - like 2 months ago - how's that going there guys? Too busy looking for ways to break things that worked just fine in Windows 7? No seriously, what do your thousands of programmers do all day that you cant eek out a few hours to fix such a glaring problem? There is much to like in the SP. It is a fine piece of hardware as toaster ovens go, but what pisses me off is it could have been GREAT. It could have DOMINATED. But it isn't and doesn't because of intentionally brainless choices made by the MS development team. It's like running a trick play at the 1 yard line and fumbling when a dive across the middle would have worked just fine. I would like to hope MS would fix these things in the future but it is pretty clear that is the way MS wants it.