Now we were expected to push little mice instead? But over time I learned that Windows opened the world of computers up to people that would never have had any access to it. My 70+ year old mother surfs like a champ and her eBay ranking is much higher than mine.
What I disliked about it is not so much the look and feel but the architecture. All is fine as long as you do not try to do complicated things.
When Vista came, I was shopping around for a replacement laptop. I wanted a core 2 duo based device with a DVD burner and the usual connectivity features. So I accidentally bumped into a MacBook which in fact was fairly affordable.
My old friend Simon in Singapore was the first "Mac Fanboy" I ever met. I was very surprised to see someone in a hype for a new release of an operating system.