Again though, Windows 8 is not a replacement for Windows 7 in business. It was never supposed to be and never will be. Windows 8 is the experiment, because they have Windows 9 (2015), Windows 10 (2017-2018), or possibly even Windows 11 (2020-2021) to make an OS that business will upgrade to.
True, you're right. You've got me there. Windows 8 isn't about business. But my broader point was that there wasn't a desktop market for Win8.
I'm not trying to say the Windows 8 situation is better than it is. However, demanding Microsoft to spend extra money extending support beyond what they are obligated is basically being selfish with a huge sense of entitlement, something that is way too pervasive among younger people in the US.
It's not selfish. We paid them that money. Charging 200 + dollars for software and then ignoring the wishes of your consumer is what's selfish. What younger people in the US demonstrate is consumerism. Nobody, in the end, is going to burn down Microsoft HQ. They're just not going to buy the products they don't like. We don't have to buy things we don't like (well, other than insurance). That may be a bit selfish, but I can't help but laugh when someone accuses average Joe consumer of being selfish in it's dealings with a heartless corporation like microsoft, headed by some of the most exorbitantly wealthy people on the planet earth.
TL;DR There isn't anything functionally wrong with Windows 8. We are being fussy about it but that doesn't make it any less valid of a concern. Windows 7 is as good as it can be so we must move on. Stop whining about Windows 7 and realize 8 could be an amazing platform. Microsoft is listening (especially if you believe the NSA theories) and they have to capacity to change and improve as history has shown us.
Look, I think somewhere along the line my main thought has been missed. I'm not out protesting Windows 8 in the streets. I don't go from thread to thread trolling people who enjoy it. I don't even care that much that they won't be extending support for it. I was just trying to explain why I thought people were so upset about support not being extended. It's because, I think, they are feeling the insecurity of not having another option that appeals to them available.