The caveat being that Vista has not been released, these things may be fixed in the final version.
- Aero. The default theme in Vista is garish. While not as clown looking as XP, the default colors and transparencies are uninspired eye candy. I converted to windows standard theme after a couple of days…I like it.
- The shutdown/restart commands are hard to get to. MS has opted to make sleep easy to get at and the rest a PITA.
- The crippled home versions. Just like in XP, the home versions are going to be lacking features that will drive me crazy. Will I have to reboot in safe mode to change permissions?
- Media Center is over complicated, it lost the simple elegance that MCE 2005 had.
- Baked in DRM! Protected User Mode Audio, Protected Video Path, Rights Management Services, etc…
- Windows Genuine Advantage—caused me nothing but grief on XP—with legal OS! Unacceptable to change the rules as we play the game.
- Windows Sidebar. This implementation is even worse than Apple’s.
- Windows Indexing crashes about every 10 minutes, search is over rated and under developed.
- The MTV Urge service, why the heck can I not disable this? What is the registry hack to get rid of this?
- Vista is essentially adware. Ads for MS services are spread throughout. MS is definitely following Apple’s lead in the distribution of adware/crippleware.
No support for syncing Win Mobile 5 devices to do anything useful.
How do I get back the ftp integration in Windows Explorer?
Why do all the aps and services start with “Windows”? Are they concerned that I might forget which OS I am using?
User Account Controls.
Double Click/Single Click and when to use them.