Last August, I slammed Apple for making up a really ugly gel button of the Vista logo and saying that it was the read deal, when at the time, it most obviously wasn't.
So whose brilliant idea was it to make the really cool Start Orb and add a overexaggerated gel feel to it, making it look like ass, for the advertising?
Ugh. Why would Microsoft unnecessarily invite Apple comparisons by doing that? It looks like they took Apple's fake gel button and set the contrast to "extreme". They should have stuck with the original.