I get it, and I even agree to some point. Tablets are "new". They're exciting. They're the "future". However, they are not desktop replacements. They are a new class of devices. They might replace laptops up to ~11 inches, but personally I think the industry will settle on smaller, ~5-7" models, leaving a market for ultra-portable laptops with regular keyboards and trackpads. I hate it when someone talks about "the old desktop" or "legacy desktop applications" like they're 16-bit DOS applications or something. Fact is, the dekstop and mouse combo is far more efficient for some work. Can you imagine graphics artists trying to re-touch images with their big fat fingers instead of high-preicision optical mice and other input devices? Are developers and IT professionals who run 3 monitors and have dozens of windows open suddenly going to run full-screen applications only? Even office drones often need to pull up several documents side-by-side. Home users often keep multiple windows open at the same time, it's one of the strengths of having a large monitor with lots of screen estate. The industry hasn't even decided on whether the minimalist That-Which-Must-Not-Be-Named style is the way to go for touch-based devices. If I switch to Windows 8 on my desktop, my Android phone will be *more* desktop-like than my desktop computer. Android (and to a large extent, even iOS) have taken the desktop paradigm and adapted it for phones and tablets. Icons, toolbars, checkboxes and menus are all there. The only thing that's missing is rezisable windows, because the screens are simply too small to keep multiple windows open side by side. This has worked well - great in fact. Just look at the iOS and Android market share compared to WP7... It's just one company's vision of how touch devices should work, and it's not even one of the big players in the mobile space.