Apple vs. Microsoft: Which user interface do you prefer? | ZDNet
Everyone has an opinion about user interfaces. The trouble is, most people don’t have enough experience to back those opinions up. Among PC and Mac users worldwide, most use one platform regularly and rarely if ever use the other.
The overwhelming majority of Windows users have no hands-on experience with a Mac. Even worse, the millions of Mac users who switched in the past few years have only distant (and probably painful) memories of old Microsoft products. They get to compare their modern Apple experience with the memory of a Microsoft product they literally rejected, and naturally they prefer the present.