Users have a love / hate relationship with Microsoft’s ubiquitous ribbon interface. Some users love it, but those who don’t tend to be seething with hatred over it.
The ribbon haters appear to have won a minor victory with the upcoming Windows 8. Early builds prominently feature the ribbon interface, but in the wake of backlash Microsoft is making some changes that minimize its appearance and impact.
This article from PCWorld by Jared Newman details some of the tweaks Microsoft is making with Windows 8.