@ ReadandShare. Ask any gamer how well touch screens will work for gaming. Ask anyone who does intensive graphics editing how fine of detail can be achieved using touch screens. Ask anyone working retail and who has had to use touch screen registers for long periods how comfortable they are (I have, even before I developed the problems I have now, and can assure you the stupid things are exhausting). Try doing fine detailed graphics work (such as serious art or CAD, not the finger painting one sees in the Win 8 commercials) on a touch screen or with a keyboard. I used to do professional music "engraving" (creating sheet music) and, believe me, the level of detail often required, especially when page formatting, would be too clumsy and slow with touch screensSpeaking of keyboards, not everyone is able to remember more than a few keyboard shortcuts. Touch screens are fine for play and occasional use but are too slow and clumsy for serious computing, no matter how the software is designed. I'll give up my mouse when you pry it from my cold, dead hand.