mobilio - 9:24 pm on Sep 8, 2012 (gmt 0)
The UI has been hobbled and dumbed down for mobile devices with little concern for the millions of desktop PCs out there that also run MS bread and butter Office software.
In my opinion MS are not shifting from PC to mobile platform, they are bringing the mobile on their stage and are combining it with PC. Probably the word "unification" describes exactly their cross-platform model. I agree that the tile-based Metro design is not so comfortable on desktop but don't forget that you can alway swich between the Metro and the conventional icon-and-window based outlook.