> The Ribbon has been my UI experience from Hell, and now I see what so many
> long-time users hate about UI change: if any particular UI (I suppose I should
> qualify that as "adequately functional") has been assimilated into their work
> habits, do NOT mess with that, and waste their productive time with change,
> unless a Hell of a case can be made for quantum leaps in productivity,
> and only with reasonable effort in a reasonable amount of time - however the
> vict... er, user defines those. And it better not change again for a long time
> - we have work to do, so get off my desktop, kids!
BINGO! I use ICEWM on my linux machines. It does its job and then gets out of the way. Yes, there was a bit of a learning curve the first couple of months, but that was it. I've been productive for years. With Windows, it's every new release. And in the case of KDE/GNOME, it's more often than they change their underwear.