The article reinforces my worst fears about the ribbon, etc. At the same time, I look at the favorable anticipation that some of us have for the Surface tablet, as in this discussion here...
MS releases own tablet "Surface" for Win 8
...and I'm thinking we're going to find ourselves in a very confused situation for a while. I assume that the Surface tablet will be useless without Windows 8. OTOH, I can't imagine wanting to use the touch interface on a desktop machine.
I'm in the process of speccing out a new desktop setup (I know... great timing), and I'm wondering what kind of hardware to consider, how many copies of Windows 7 to stockpile, etc etc.