Valid...but...I think if you try Win 7 and use it for 1/2 the time period that it took you to get comfortable with XP (some folks still aren't comfortable with it), then I think you will see it as a step forward for most users.
Experienced/knowledgeable users can float from one O/S to another, but I believe that Win 7 is made for the vast majority of users who are not comfortable or understanding the basic workings of XP...Win 7 has more things simplified that should be valid user concerns...as it should, since it has 9 years of learning from XP users.
I think that the tendency for humans to pretend that "tomorrow" is going to be just like "yesterday"...well, that tendency will have humans standing in place while the rest of the world moves forward, albeit slowly.
I like my childhood...but I always looked forward to getting much older than I was at the time. Aging is it's own standard-bearer of "progress", "improvement", and "change". I suspect that there will never be another Windows version that breathes for 9 years on systems and I also suspect that there will be many improved versions of Windows.
I've seen Win 3.1, Win 95, Win 98, Win 2K and Win XP...and I have licensed copies of Win 7. The differences from beginning to end...all benefit the user who (like me) who initially sees a computer as a "complicated TV set". Just a retrospective view
Edited by hamluis, 27 April 2010 - 08:48 AM.