Here's the thing - it's not really an improvement.
It's like a friend of mine who had problem with her Kindle. She could not get it to connect to her wireless network. She couldn't, however, manage it - and the Kindle's only advice was to check the Amazon website. *ALL* of the Kindle's help files are stored on the Amazon servers - but if you need help because you can't access those servers - you are out of luck. Here lies the problem with much of the current path of "progress". Can't find the file you had stored in the cloud? Access the cloud help information - stored in the cloud! Can't get online? The help you need is stored - online. Can't get your computer to boot? The help you need - is on that CD you need the *BLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEPING* computer to access!
Exploring new paths is a good thing - but this isn't a new path. This is a path that's already been explored - and found wanting.