Just stumbled upon this article by John Dvorak titled “My Windows 7 Wish List”, and I see the same pattern as many of the other fruitless wish list articles. Maybe IHBT…
As a user, the user experience (UX) is the only thing that ever matters to you – the implementation is never the issue.
Take for example item (1) on the list:
“Build a new file system based on database technologies”. Why do you care about how the file system works internally? Do you actually want a file system with a DB in the backend, or do you just want to be able to run fast, useful searches? My guess is that it’s the latter.
“Get rid of the miserable registry”. Is it the registry you care about, or the fact that it’s difficult to upgrade/migrate?
“Get off the cloud”. You’re worried that “suddenly the machine wants to contact the Internet for some reason or other”. This has nothing to do with the “cloud strategy”; you just want a machine that doesn’t use the network. Or something. I don’t really know based on that rant :)
Alternatively just read this:
Basically (and I’m talking about customers in general – not just MS/Windows) people often request implementation changes, but what they really want are UX changes. Do you want a powerful engine, or just a fast car? Do you want high carbon steel, or just a knife that’s very sharp and stays that way? Do you really care how the sausage is made? ;)
As a customer, it’s important to understand what you actually want since it makes it much easier to ask for it (and hence get it).