I actually agree. EVerything in Windows 95 / 98 / 2000 / XP was done with effective and efficient use in mind.
Then it slowly started getting bloated with Vista and Win7 but it could still be turned in "XP" style (i.e. 95 style) and used very effectively.
Now with Windows 8 & 2012 everything takes more time to use even though computers are faster. And it's not that the product is bad.
Product is awesome, Microsoft has great developers. Windows 2012 automatically installs on servers, doesn't ask for drivers,
From what I see (and I worked at MS before), they should fire tons of PMs to make their development more efficient and focus on efficiency as opposed to some marketing BS that noone really cares about when it comes to Windows.
Real computer scientists like having a computer on their desk, else how could they read their mail?