Never did I claim you did write such a thing.At no point did I write they should "oversimplify" anything. I made it clear I think they should clean up the mess, that is, two completely incompatible control panels to handle one computer. I also said, it wouldn't be a problem if they'd put some effort into it, as the only thing needed is to make all the old stuff render with the "new" design.
It just comes across as lazy and I'm writing this as I have very little hope that another UI update will fix this. Worst case scenario, we will be working with three different control panels for one computer next year.
Microsoft is the biggest operating systems and software company in the world. Yet, they often come across as a loosely related bunch of hobbyists submitting personal ideas to some sort of developer community. This Windows 8 foray have been going on for a decade now, and it's still only halfway done, with biannual updates that adds little and fixes less.
Personally, I couldn't care less how many different control panels there are, as I'll just use the one that suits my preferences best. Right now, when I open up my control panel from Start10, I get a Windows 7-style one that I'm very happy with.
We are arguing about two different things here, it seems. My point is very simple: I do not care if there are two versions of the same thing in the OS. It does not matter to me.
You do. Fair enough. Not going to try to convince you otherwise, as it's unrelated to my original point to begin with (which was just wistfulness, more than anything).
All I want is a Windows 7-like experience, and for the time being, some of the menus/interfaces in Windows 10 still offer that, so I'm enjoying 'em while it lasts.