Windows Explorer in example, XP I just click on a cut button, in Vista/7 I have to click on organize, hold the button down, drag it to cut, let go, nothing happens, click a second time.
That's just weird. Organize -> Cut works fine for me! Who uses menus or toolbars for that sort of thing anyway? Right-click -> Cut if you insist on the mouse, otherwise what's wrong with Ctrl + X? Or Alt + E -> T if you insist on a menu.
They got rid of the classic start menu and then replaced it with a massive goofy menu, hid the run menu option
Maybe you want to work out the search thing. Win-button + first few characters of what I want + enter takes me less than a second. Who cares about mucking about with menus. They've rightly de-prioritized the programs menus.
The shut down menu is a drop down instead of INSTANT one-click access buttons in XP, so you have to click FIVE times to restart the computer in Vista/7
Rubbish. Start (1) -> move mouse to menu arrow to expand menu -> Click restart (2).
2's not really 5 is it?
whereas in XP you click start (one), shutdown (two) and restart (three). In Windows Explorer when you click on a folder in the folder panel is automatically expands subfolders however in Vista/7 even with the option in the folders options enabled it doesn't work. You have to double-click to expand folders which is anti-intuitive.
Why? It means you don't have folders spilling out for no reason unless you've specified it. It's good.
and by the time I'm done I'll convince you XP was Microsoft's peak and Windows 7 is completely unusable.
No, you won't. Both Vista and 7 are massive improvements over the previous versions of Windows. This XP romanticism really gets my goat. Get over it.