It would be even more ridiculous for Microsoft to appease a clearly minority user base to the detriment of their bottom line and shareholders.
You would be better served by vehemently...
How about bringing back a meaningful Manage Wireless Networks GUI?
But what type of stylus will the ThinkPad 8 use?
Can you set these tablets to default to landscape mode?
Are there any issues trying to run in landscape mode most of the time?
Or is it really easy to switch back and forth?
Are all of the ~8" Win8.1 mini tablets pretty much standardizing on the 16x10 aspect ratio versus 16x9?
Will that likely continue if "retina" versions come out in the future?
Is the screen aspect ratio 16x10 or 16x9 with non-square pixels?
Can you ONLY get from the Start Screen to the desktop by clicking the Desktop App?
When you click a Start button to activate a Start Menu you can easily return to the desktop by clicking...
If Win8 / Metro is the 'future' then Microsoft should have completely left desktop mode out of it - it's as simple as that.
Throwing a token desktop mode in to try and artificially inflate...