> Perhaps, but I seriously doubt it. The biggest problem with tiling managers is perception of the lost control. People want to control their windows, not have them arranged automatically. Perhaps it's possible to create tiling manager which will feel natural, but I'm not holding my breath.
you are looking at things backwards.
If the talk about tiling window managers was only from people creating them, saying "this is what people should use" (the type of talk you see coming out of the Gnome or Unity projects for example), then you would have good reasons to point out past attempts and say "No, people don't really want that, here's why"
But when the statements are from people who are using a tiling window manager saying "It's the best thign I've ever used", then you should just shut up because otherwise you are telling people "no, you don't really like what you think you like"
As for Microsoft, If you really like what they do so much, go use it and let those of us who want some variation use what we want. We are used to having features as default (a desktop pager for example) that just aren't available (or only available via a third party hack) on Microsoft desktops.
The great thing is that on Linux, we don't force everyone to use the same thing. Even the distros that have a primary default allow you to switch to one of the other options (and in some cases, like Kubuntu, it's only barely a second class option)