That's great and all for the individual, but when that individuals decisions affects millions of people, then he needs not step to his own music, but to that of the community.
It hasn't gone well for the Gnome team, nor the Windows 8 team, and all for the same reason. People do not want a tablet interface on a desktop machine. More so for Windows 8 since not only is it a tablet interface on a desktop but it's also tablet gestures that get triggered with a mouse which doesn't make any sense. What are we doing here? Unfortunately market share for Windows 8 will continue to grow since it's usually the only option offered for new computer users aside from getting a Mac of some sort which some people just don't have money for if they're looking for a budget $200-300 *book.