but they don't really care about the new stuff usually (especially stuff that can be seen as getting in the way instead of just being there as an extra feature at the side)
What I don't understand, though, is why this attitude seems to be pretty much unique to Windows users?
I'm not sure I've ever heard a Mac user complain because Apple *added* a feature to their OS (though they complain pretty damn loudly when features are taken away). Occasionally iOS users bitch about icons they can't remove from their homescreen, but that's more a screen real estate issue than that they object to the feature being on their device.
More importantly, nobody is complaining about new features. People are complaining about forced participation.
I really like the "modernization" rhetorical device though. Let me see if I have the functionality correct here:
- Force people to make some annoying, high-handed change based on ridiculous bullshit that someone somewhere is getting paid a lot of money for.
- Said people get pissed.
- "This is what the modern world looks like. You're not allowed to be mad about modernization! There's science!"
- Somehow, inexplicably, they're even more pissed.
- Clearly the problem is that everyone is unreasonable. It's certainly not that some authoritarian jackass is trying to rationalize forcing their agenda onto others.
- Annex the Sudetenland.