Well it's not going to bring me back from OSX to Windows.|
The whole 'touch screen' / 'thumb-oriented keyboard' thing makes it look like a mobile phone OS that's been scaled up to run on a desktop / laptop, whereas in truth, no matter what the likes of Microsoft and Apple would want you to believe, a desktop is used in a different fashion to a mobile device. Sure you might be running the same applications, but you interact with them in a different way.
The big icons looked very simplistic - presumably it's not a finished design, but it just looked like a bad powerpoint. At least throw in some curved edges or shading.
We'll see more over the coming months, but it appears, at the moment, to be just a new frock on an old model.
Difficult to tell from that vid, but it does seem as though they're trying to move (further) away from menus and drop downs, like the traditional 'File', 'Edit', 'View' etc (I'm still running XP on my work machine - Mrs Boo's Vista laptop confuses the hell out of me). Couldn't see much in the way of menus on the ( I think) IE 10 screen, though Excel looks like it's still got something.
Like Metaldog says - it's going to hack off a bunch of people who now have to re-learn how to do something they already knew how to do.