OK, look everyone. There were two points to my original comment. First, that Gunnar Berger is wrong about menus being hardly accessible with a mouse. That's just flat out not true, so I countered his argument, and I backed up what I said. Second, I believe that this whole argument about not being able to effectively use Windows 8 on non-touch screen monitors is getting stupid. Notice I said the argument, not the people. There's nothing personal about that.
About my opinion that there may be a lot of people who make comments without even trying the product being discussed? Cholla is a perfect example of that. But if you don't leave comments about a products you've never tried, then that comment wasn't about you.
Finally, about me being a "Microsoft Apologist". I disliked Windows 8 and Metro as much as anyone when the developer preview was first released, and I uninstalled it from my computer after about an hour. But then I reinstalled it after a couple weeks, and I experimented with it and tried things on my own. I discovered that everything you can do with your finger on a touchscreen, you can do just as easily with a mouse. I discovered you don't have to use Metro if you don't want to, which as I've said before, I don't. And I've discovered that I like Windows 8 and Metro more as I use it more and learn more about it. But I'm not starting to like it more because of anything anyone else said. I'm liking it more because of my own personal experiences while actually using Windows 8 and (maybe not so much) Metro. And while I've suggested that I think a lot of people aren't giving Windows 8 a fair chance, I've never suggested that anyone else should like it just because I've grown to like it.