It appears that Microsoft has discovered that some of us still use mice and keyboards. Windows 8 was obviously designed for touchscreen. In this particular environment, the new user interface works well, although I’ve never seen much of an alternative except for the iPad. To me, the iPad interface is a bit more intuitive, but it’s a much more limited device.
Anyway, there’s a new article about the new features to be released in the next update for Windows 8.