Windows 7 formal introduction to developers brought mixed reactions. One developer said he would take it home and stick it on his kid's PC. Others had doubts about this reworking of Vista.
"It looks like a re-packaged Vista [with] a little bit of eye candy," said Daniel McGloin, a software engineer at Intuit.
Randal Kennedy has some of the harshest criticism. He's been punished by M$ for Vista criticism so reviews should be taken with a grain of salt. Many reviewers gave Vista a free ride from good faith that they had to apologize for. This time they will give it a free ride to avoid being punished.