I have just installed IE9. IE9 is different. It appears to reflect the austere time we live in. The window is sparse. Trimmed to a minimum. It looks like MS can no longer afford to do this, which we all know is certainly not the case, The changes seem to be purely for the sake of change. Take the orbited e that is the icon for the Internet. It used to be fat. It is now - thin! Had peopled complained that the fat e made them feel undervalued? It seems so pointless. Justifying the salaries these people just to write stuff albeit in another language.
Bits that you are used to being cut out for no seemingly good reason. It feels like someone going into your house and removing the toilet handle.
Our IT department say that the new look is easier to learn for new comers to computing (heard that before). What about those billions that have already learned the last dozen systems MS have produced in the last 20 years? What is MS saying to them (us)? Do they think we have endless time available to re-learn programs yet again? I would hate to think how much time I have wasted re-learning updated programs over the last 21 years.
Computing today is not about learning computing its about clicking a mouse and if that is the level of your computing skills buy a pen!