It remains to be seen IF Win 10 S can fly in the commercial world without Apps, the same pitfall as with the phone. Actually no it doesn't, it won't fly without Apps what remains to be seen is IF they can get Apps into the store fast enough before it fails. No pun intended, the window is small.
"I don't know that there's some sort of incredible technical achievement here. It's thin but not that thin, powerful but not wildly so. Microsoft just chose to do the obvious and correct thing with this laptop over and over, even if that thing is a little boring. Then it slapped a piece of carpet on top to spice it up."
I suppose these comments are inevitable. In todays world it's a must to get in a killer shot. Nothing unique has a chance without withering snipe and mockery.