I must sound like a Windows apologist to some of you lately but I'm not trying to do that. I'm just trying to help make things a bit more clear. There's a lot of disinformation which is not helpful to new users when dealing with a group that will just bash whenever they get the chance... no offense.
FWIW, though I think it's cool that Huntn highlights some of the potential problems some users will inevitably come across when using WS, I also think both you & uberben are equally right to point out that not everybody has these problems. As a Mac user who feels forced to use WS for a number of reasons, I think any problems have to be seen as an opportunity to learn something different. What seems a bit of a nightmare at first, soon becomes simply part & parcel of running WS. It can be a bit of a drag compared to using OS X, but it's bearable.
In an ideal (computing) world Macs would have all the native-software that PCs have & there'd be no need for me to ever touch WS. Sadly, we don't live in such a world.