Philip Greenspun on Windows 8:
Given how misguided the whole design of Windows 8 seems to be, why have tech journalists given it basically positive reviews? My theory is that journalists love anything new, different, and complicated. Windows 8 is all of those things.
Truer words have never been spoken. Applies just as much to the general zeitgeist among tech journalists that iOS has become “boring” as it does to Windows 8.