When I first used a computer it was running dos. Then we got windows 3.1 and it seemed amazing but I always quite liked the simplicity of dos. That didn't matter though, 3.1 was new and we went for it big time. Then I got a laptop that offered windows 3.1 or windows 95. No hesitation at all, I installed 95 and spent days roaming around finding out how to do all these new things and learning about right clicks and context sensitive menus. The story goes on, it was always fun and exciting to upgrade to the latest o/s and play around to find the new features and ways it worked. It wasn't just me, all my friends were waiting with anticipation for the next new o/s to come along. These days everyone just seems to complain about a new o/s. Gnome 3 is dumbing down, I've lost a quick way to my settings, Windows 8 is rubbish, I've lost my start menu, why do I have to learn a new way to do things, what a stupid idea to have one o/s for tablet and desktop. What has happened over the years? Why has all the fun, excitement and experimentation been replaced with complaints and negativity? Were the new o/s's of bygone days really great improvements and today the new ones aren't? Or have computers moved from being toys to tools so we have moved from wanting change and novelty to shunning it? Just wondered what your thoughts were.