In case you were wondering, I actually really like the Surface products. And Windows 8 on a Surface product will be a superior experience. But, you seem to have missed what I actually said in your hurry to come to the defense of Win8... I was talking about touch being a waste on DESKTOPS. Not tablets, laptops, or any form factor that the Surface fits into. These are 2 separate issues. If you have ever worked in an office, spent long hours on a CAD system, or generally used a PC in a standard "work" environment, you would understand what I meant. Having a touchscreen on most workers' (and home users') monitors would be a massive waste of hardware. The ergonomics alone of constantly reaching up to touch your monitor make it unrealistic. Unless you decided to completely redesign every workstation desk in the world, a touch-centric desktop scenario would be highly detrimental to productivity. Not to mention those of us with massive screens for our CAD systems at work - haven't priced out dual 27" touch-enabled monitors, but I can guarantee you that my accounting department would laugh me out of the building if I requisitioned those for my use, just because some software company decided that "touch is the future" and that I need them... Starting to see my point? Touch is great, and has its place. Its place is in mobile and personal spaces, not in a desktop or work environment. Period.