It used to be that updates of software products were something to look forward to. I used to be a bleeding edge guy who, like as not, was using beta versions of most software. Now I avoid updates and upgrades like the plague, particularly since companies like Apple make it virtually impossible to roll back any software update. The four products that have scared me off of upgrades altogether are:
- Windows 7 to Windows 8
- Old versions of Office to the new versions with the stupid toolbars rather than menus where I still can't find what I want all the time. On a bunch of my computers I still use Office 2002 and 2003 and it works just fine.
- Most all itunes updates, particularly 10 to 11 which has done nothing but make critical options harder to find and make the platform, at least on Windows, less stable. I am told people are having major difficulty with the 11.3 to 11.4 update
- iOS 6 to iOS 7, which decreased battery life without adding any real user features. So glad I still have not upgraded, though I am sure I will have to soon.
And don't even get me started on software like windows 8 and most of the recent Adobe products that require some sort of user login to even use the product at all.