Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE
No worries, we can still disable Cortana via a few little changes here and there. The geeks have nothing to worry about, the average consumer though may be another matter.
"No worries, we can still disable Windows Store via a few changes here and there", said the SMBs that bought Windows 10 Pro. And we all know how that turned out for them after 8-9 months.
The fact that we can change it now is nowhere close to being a guarantee that we will be able to do it later. That's the bigger picture in this situation.
Let's say you buy a car. You take it to the dealership for your scheduled maintenance. The dealership strips the car of its wheels.
"Ah, no worries, I got some spare wheels with me that I can work around this issue".
Next time you take your car for maintenance, the dealership will strip the car of its spare wheels that you just installed, and it welds additional panels on the bodywork to prevent you from installing your spare wheels again.
I cannot see a Universe where doing this can be labeled as "OK". Granted, an Operating Systems isn't exactly a Car, but I did my best to give you an analogy of how bad things can get when you buy a product and it ends up being systematically crippled until you can no longer use it anymore.
Not to mention the fact that the extra money you paid for Windows 10 Pro are worthless now since it is slowly but surely becoming into Windows 10 Home. This is also valid for the people who paid for Windows 7 Ultimate, 8.1 Pro etc.since the "free" update will turn your configurable "Pro" OS into a "Home" edition later down the line. You're being robbed, plain and simple, and that's not OK.