This piece by Ben Delimarsky is dead on about the ridiculous priorities currently in use at Microsoft for Windows. The UX inconsistencies are bad enough, but Ads in Explorer and requiring a Microsoft Account makes Windows 11 a non-starter for me, even if I wanted any of its “features”, which I don’t. In fact, their lack of focus on implementing anything I actually care about has left me wondering if I should switch to MacOS, and that is really saying something, given the fact that the software I write runs on Windows.
Windows is moving in the wrong direction, and Microsoft doesn’t seem to realize it yet. I hope they figure it out soon.