which of course makes me hate it less. I'm with you on Win7 - I was perfectly happy with that on my cheap little old HP laptop! Way WAY too many bells and whistles for someone like me, who uses PCs as a tool, not a toy.
I should send my husband your post...it aggravates him that I also have the suspicion that much of incompatibility, other issues, are profit-driven. Just like in health care. You know, I don't even have a copy of my medical records, but you're damn sure my insurance co. and primary care provider do!