> Inevitably, ... uproar from those users who never heard about the free upgrade ...
3rd August, still no uproar. I guess it fizzled out before anyone noticed.
> there should be a "open app store".
No-ones stopping any from offering one - that's how Play competitors made their own. Google's just don't want you use Play to distribute it and...
> If Microsoft wants to prevent the installation of crapware, they ought to give the customers what they want.
Rather, they're giving you what you need. Be grateful.
> Retina resolution is useless at the size of the display iPad has
Just plain false - I challenge anyone with reasonable eyesight to pick the difference.
If anything, I'd say...
I find a common trend on WinSite's comments summarized as "features that I don't know, understand or use, should be gotten rid of in Windows 8."