it is yet another example of hidden yet learnable functionality
Oh, good show.
Relearning 'functionality'....now that's definitely going to assist productivity....
My main issue behind the whole direction MS has taken with 8 is that after all these generations of MS OS the 'change' is now revolutionary, not evolutionary....and it is ALL at the expense of the computer user in deference to the idiot trinket users of phones and pad interfaces.
Why couldn't the toy-users be made to learn a real OS interface rather than the converse?
The reality of LEGITIMATE complaint re the revolutionary change is plain and evident and hasn't been seen in such vehement diatribe before in any other rendition of a MS OS.
Microsoft has simply said 'fuck you, deal with it' to all its current [and future] customers. That's fine...they're allowed to. Just don't classify all who disagree with the process as 'ignorant complainers'. Just because someones opinion doesn't match YOUR interpretation of reality doesn't make them ignorant. They may actually have a firmer grip on reality than you.
Once upon a time some clever-dick had the notion of using aircraft-style sticks in a car in place of the conventional steeringwheel. That went well.
Not every new idea is a good idea.