Originally Posted by Choggs396
Well, some of what I'm about to type has been said before, but you asked me to defend my position and I will present.
First off, numerous driver problems. Vista for instance (which I purchased for my new rig). There is no reason why a product should be released with so many compatibility issues. I paid $120 US for Vista and have had numerous driver problems. I have heard plenty of arguments with friends and acquaintances, like the following:
The argument "use a different OS", in my opinion is flaky at best. And I'll tell you why I believe this. I wanted an OS that will run all the upcoming games and provide driver and program compatibility to book, and I paid the amount stated above hoping and believing that Vista would deliver. It didn't.
Also, the argument "you couldn't make a better OS, so don't complain". Of course I couldn't. I also couldn't make that 5 yard TD pass at the end of the game FTW, but I can confidently and correctly can say the quarterback blew it when he overthrows it by 10 yards.
I'm not saying that any one of you here are trying to make these arguments, these are simply some that I've already come across.
Regarding the "crap geared towards idiots that know nothing about computers" statement: The reason I say this is that every time I use Vista I feel like It's a parent trying to guide along a child, while hiding things from me (or making them hard to find), that I want to really do. To make it worse, the hypothetical "parent" has numerous flaws in their abilities.
My basic point is, there is no reason to charge $100-400 for a program that has so many bugs. I do understand nothing is perfect. But it better be dang close to be considered really worth that amount of money - and therein lies another problem. Microsoft basically has a monopoly and there aren't many other options I have for what I do. I can't say outright they are taking advantage of this market control to slack on making it better, but either way its the end and not the means, so to speak, that count. And that end is a product I am not satisfied with but try to deal with. And I "deal" by making posts like this one you are reading. I reserve my right to make complaints, and I don't need to back them up but understand I must for them to be valid.
I have tried to elaborate in order the express this validity, and hope I have done a decent job at it. I am in no way angered at any of you - and the tone of this post, regardless of how you are viewing it up to now, has honestly been frank but in no way an attempt to display resentment towards any of you.
I'll be happy to elaborate more, but in the meantime my fingers are sore.
EDIT: I apologize for the earlier post that included a comment about wishing pie to have been battery acid. It was a little over the top.