Jared Byers yep...especially all the security hoops you now how to jump through for a variety of tasks...whether you're on the development side or the user side. I get that it's supposed to be more "idiot proof" but if I wanted that I'd work with Macs. Sure you can disable all that garbage on your machine, but when your clients are using 7 it makes this such a pain. Plus, as Jared already said, any heavy resource-intensive application, video intensive in particular, runs better on xp.
lying about windows 95 being bad just to keep a pattern of GOOD BAD GOOD, Windows 95 was bitchin, and even if the plug n play was buggy it was still better than no plug n play, 3.1 didn't have any at all... I watched my first porn on windows 95, I will always love windows 95.
I agree, windows 95 was pretty cool too for it's day. I think Vista is the only one I really have a problem with, and that's just because of the fucked up compatibility issues, It made 90% of my 2 decades long collection of video games obsolete... not cool windows, not cool.
compatibility swap wasn't all that bad, though. made a decent resurgence in 7 with the newly-implemented compatibility mode for running programs. i mean, if you just tweak some of the game's files on the diskette or disk or drive, you can run most of the oldies clean in an emulator or compat mode.