Originally Posted by MfMonster
I miss the great deals of the day from BB late last year. Hoping we get some sweet deals soon.
Off topic: I really like windows 8. It is fast, fluid, and a positive change. Between all the OS's which we have all in our home I prefer it.
The reason for the negativity varies. The negativity I have been told comes from friends that either A) Hate/dislike MS in general. What I find funny is the MS they hate is not the same MS it is today, but there is reasons to dislike the MS of today. Like how the divisions compete instead of work together. B) It is vastly different than any other OS and windows. A lot of people hate change. The five minutes to learn something new on a CPU does not appeal to everyone either. C) Fanboy and trolls or individuals with stock in other company such as apple. D) Or the lack of applications, appearance of W8.
Now this from my friends, family, co-workers that have expressed a dislike for W8.
I am sure many have actually valid reasons because there are issues with W8, just like every single OS. I find it funny how my coworker whom has alot of money tied up in apple stock makes a point to talk bad about Android devices, W8/WP8 to anyone that may listen. The thing is he knows nothing of those OS's because he never used them. I believe this is common in the tech world and it actually makes sense for people that have stock in a company. Not very respectable in my opinion, but understood. People become a fan of company, device, OS and take it upon themselves to defend it and talk bad about the competitor. Troll. I have a distaste for that and I think it is short sighted and expreses their insecurities.
You are giving some people way too much credit by attributing their irrational and ignorant dislike or hatred of a product to things like ownership of stock (I know this was only one of several good points you mentioned). Yes, i'm sure that exists, but there are a lot of people who simply don't like something because they decided to latch onto someone else's opinion or a generally popular opinion. It's much easier to do this than to take the time to have an open mind, educate yourself and form your own opinion. There is also a form of bonding that people feel takes place when they agree with others' opinions.
Lastly, even if people do allow themselves some level of education on a subject, they often enter into it with a pre-conceived bias that they will often not give up - regardless of facts.