VISTA and Office 2007 Totally Blow
How about this analogy: Windows Vista and Excel 2007 are to Windows XP and Excel 2003 what whole language is to phonics. In both cases, you take a system that works perfectly well, is logical and intuitive, and replace it with a system that is supposed to be "superior," but in fact is completely inferior.
Having avoided VISTA and Office 2007 as long as possible, I have been forced in the last week to use them in some of the computers in classrooms on campus, and couldn't believe how bad they are. They are not only difficult to use, but it also seems very difficult to write out and explain instructions to somebody else. For example, the Excel 2003 command "Click on Tools, Add-ins, Solver Add-in," starts in Excel 2007 with "Click on the circle icon in the upper left corner of the screen, then.....
VISTA and Office 2007 could be the best thing that ever happened to Apple, I never thought I'd say this, but I would consider switching to a MAC if the only alternative in the future is VISTA.