By the way, what type of people do you work with?Hmmmm...interesting. So basically you're saying that most people you work with probably aren't your typical normal person, as you said you know a guy that went out of his way to buy 7 Pro over 8 for a puter build. Last I checked, normal people don't do that, along with being on an IT staff, or doing programming work. If I should say so myself, I've noticed IT people are REALLY against Windows 8 because they've seen the past struggles of a new UI and a new OS and the new technology and the new frustrations that accumulates.All different types. I work for a software company. The US office has some IT staff, customer service people, sales people and a few programmers. Some are men, handful of women. Mostly mid 30s to mid 40s. Half a dozen under 25.
You seem to confuse intuitive for difficult. I never said dragging it to the bottom of the screen was hard, I said it wasn't intuitive. It's fine once they are shown how, but I have not found anybody yet who naturally did that to close an app. Clicking an X in the upper corner made sense to close an app. Dragging the cursor to the top of the screen until it turns into a hand and then dragging to the bottom of the screen to close it does NOT really make sense. You can say that it's logical and makes sense, but unless you are told how to do it, I bet most people would not just naturally figure it out. And that is what intuitive means, figuring it out and having it come naturally, almost instinctively...and that is exactly what we do not have here.
It's easy enough once you know, not hard to accomplish..but not intuitive.
Yeah, I wouldn't think most people would figure out how to close an app like that, as the way to close an app since computing has taken place was through a keyboard command or clicking on an X on a corner of a window since about the mid 1980s. I find it makes sense, when you say close down the app, you LITERALLY mean close DOWN the app. In a physical sense, you physically drag down the app, hence closing it down. But with time, this method of closing down an app will become instinct. As I see it, Windows 8 has a couple of major things that really has changed computing and computing paradigms. What doesn't seem intuitive, will. I for one once thought that the sidebar Charms that were introduced with the Consumer Preview weren't intuitive as they were the touch method versus the mouse method in the Developer Preview. But after using them constantly, it's natural to me. In the larger scope of things, that was probably a good move for Microsoft to make to unify input ranges though...