You need WMP to add album art? That's just funny. They need Xbox Music+video for desktop, and it needs to replace every other MS media player.
Great news. Still waiting on Zune HD-style live tile "now playing" animation (which *was* there in WP 7, by the way).
Got update 1 a few days ago, and I think the folders are awesome. I like that they are resizable just like the app tiles, and the simple animations are very nicely done. It's really changing the...
"Universally loathed" is ridiculous. Bringing back the Start menu may be the only insane thing I can see happening.
This is cool. I see a future without wireless carrier calling and SMS.