Why does every new idea Microsoft comes up with turn out to be worse than what they had before? Windows had a simple, unconfusing way to organize all your files before. It was called My Documents. Now they turned that one folder with all your easy to find files into multiple folders all over your hard drive, some overlapping each other, some real folders and some virtual folders called libraries that don't really exist. All of this confusion adding to the complexity of the Windows Explorer directory tree and making finding where everything is much more convoluted, and time consuming.
Why would Microsoft take something that worked well and make it a confusing mess. This is what they do with each succeeding OS they come up with. You'd think they would learn from the mess that they came up with called Vista. No. They made things even more difficult to use with Windows 7. No wonder most people are sticking with their outdated and limited OS called XP. At least it was simpler to use and not so unnecessarily confusing.
I have given up on Microsoft ever being able to come up with a viable OS. Apple has always gotten it right and each succeeding Apple OS is easier to use and more powerful than the last - the opposite of what Microsoft does. Apparently, since Microsoft is unable to improve on their previous OS, they add more bells and whistles instead, making it look fancier but in fact making it harder to use and more counter-intuitive. The only benefit that the Windows 7 libraries idea seems to have is if you want to include in a single folder on your local computer what other computers on your network have that is similar. But then again, isn't that what a simpler idea called a "shared" or "public" folder is for?
Congratulations Microsoft. As usual, you've taken something that worked fine before and made it much more needlessly complicated. By the way, I am a computer tech who fixes Windows computers and I speak from not only my experience but my customers' experiences as well. With each succeeding OS that Windows releases, I find myself getting more and more calls from people needing help to figure out the mess that they have to deal with as a result of the bloated and confusing system that Windows comes up with.
The only good thing about Windows computers is the never ending revenue stream they generate for people like myself who could never make as much money repairing computer problems as we do with Windows systems. If I were to rely on repairing Apple systems, I would have to find another line of work to survive. Thank you Microsoft. You have provided many people like myself a highly lucrative career.