I don't think it really matters what we all think, Microsoft had to make a business decision to stay relevant. Maybe they've pissed a lot of people off, but lets face it, they've been doing that with every incremental change.
The world is changing, even Wenda has gone out and bought a 7" tablet, Microsoft couldn't possibly ignore this market, and lets face it, it was Bill Gates who really started the ball rolling with tablets, it just didn't roll too far.
Windows 7 was never going to cut it on small screens, and it was way too cluttered, to go on less powerful tablets. Why can't people just accept this as an attempt to stay relevant and look into the future and see that they had no other choice.
Stick with Windows 7 if you must, but don't begrudge a company it's future.