Doesn’t it seem like there’s been an epidemic lately of large, established and respectable tech companies rolling out “new” products (actually just unneeded and unwanted updates of existing products, but that‘s how it goes these days) that just scream FAIL!!! loudly and clearly to anyone and everyone remotely resembling the actual end users who will eventually have to work with the final badly flawed product? I mean, honestly, Windows 8, how the hell could MS not have known that piece of steaming crud was going to be absolutely despised by the overwhelming majority of users?? Or look at Yahoo’s forced rollout of their new and “improved” mail system, another supposed upgrade that no one ever asked for. It was met with universal hatred even when it functioned as designed, which it seldom did at first because, unbelievably, the software apparently never underwent basic beta testing. How does shit like this keep happening? I mean, compared to those turkeys, even the dysfunctional Healthcare.gov website rollout seems in retrospect predictable and almost routine. How is it possible, in this day and age, for there to be such an enormous disconnect between what people actually want, and what extravagantly overcompensated corporate executives think people want? What is wrong with the tech industry, or maybe even the capitalist system in general, that causes such blatant failures to keep getting approved and marketed to the consumer? Is this, as a commenter at one of the linked sites suggests, merely proof of the Peter Principle in action? Something is very wrong, surely, when such utter dumbness is continually manifested in an industry that is supposedly run by very, very smart people.