Vista Anyone?

Amid the spin about the number of shipped copies of this and the successful launch of that, it’s hard to tell whether anyone is really running Vista. There are software compatibilty issues and rumors. Some are true, some are not.
I’ve heard reports that various products don’t run on Vista. I’ve been able to find (at this point) upgrades for all the products I use for Vista. And I’m typing this on a laptop with Vista now.
What concerns me more is the chatter I hear in various places among tech types about Vista. Most is negative. The hosts on TWiT (This Week in Tech) have been uniformly critical of Vista. Most people believe that if Apple hadn’t bungled the Leopard release, Microsoft might have been in trouble.
All of that written, I think Vista is quite different. Like Office 2007, there are things I really like. And there are things that I’m having trouble finding. It takes me longer to dig into the innards when I need to. Just like it took me longer to dig into the innards of Windows 3.1 when I migrated from DOS to Windows years ago. In my mind, it’s all about change.
I like the fact that Vista asks me if I really meant to launch a program. I don’t mind being asked, “Do you really want to do this??” I learned years ago in accounting packages that while this type of question is irritating, once in a while it saves a tremendous amount of time. Hitting the delete key when you don’t mean to can cost a lot of time; having to answer “Yes” occasionaly vs. retyping hours and hours worth of data is a good investment. Even though 90% of the time the “Yes” is just an irritant.
There are other good things about Vista. I’ll think of them later.
Microsoft Says Vista SP1 Won’t Resolve Compatibility Issues — Windows Vista SP1 — InformationWeek