So explain this to me. Office 2013 is a step back in usability for keyboard jockeys. There are things I cannot do without either using a mouse, or hitting TAB a bunch of times. And TAB doesn't go in any sensible order. And the whole OS is heading that way.
Won't telemetry data help Microsoft figure out how people use things? When submitting a request via Connect.microsoft.com or whatever, they will actually have data that yes, people use it that way, and they should fix it.
The super telemetry data is overkill, certainly. But how does this hurt anyone?
In addition, the people most likely to benefit (knowledgeable techies) are the ones most likely to disable it and be underrepresented in the sample data. And the decisions continue to go against the power users, many of whom don't have a choice in the OS being used.
I expect transparency, and I expect to be able to capture and decode all traffic. But that opens the door to spoofing, and I suspect that may be frowned upon. If they manage to do it the right way, I have no objection to telemetry. If not, then no one should stand for it.
But a blanket objection, to opt out of something that will benefit you? It makes no sense. When I use the keyboard exclusively, then have to click a mouse on the Save dialog (or maybe Save As), that should be a red flag, and that needs fixed.