that completely clones the user interface of XP. That way the many users of XP whose machines will probably be expiring by then will not have to get used to a new OS while they are getting used to a new OS.
Mostly, I like Win 7 as it is. If I had a change request it would be: 1) the start menu that I still find poorly set out and confusing to customise. 2) if it counts as a Windows function, the ability to remove USB sticks on the fly. 3) Finally, I cannot get to grips with the differences between administrator log in, individuals set up as administrator and the "run as administrator" function. They all seem to be able to do slightly different things. It needs simplifying.
Evolution (from Windows 7), not Revolution. A lot of people decided to stick with XP for a bit longer but may now be in a financial position where they can't upgrade OP or PC for a while. Later, they will cope fine with a Windows 7 style OS but something radical might be tricky. So Microsoft, look at Windows 8 through the eyes of an XP user who is not getting any younger.