Why we moved to Vista
Don't require a 3rd party for file system and data at rest encryption; where you can move the medium to another computer and it still can be read
Don't require a 3rd party to share desktop and file system accross the internet securely; add seemless transition through VPN or RAS
Don't require a 3rd party for voice recognition applications, and nothing out there right now comes close to Vista right now in this feature
Granularity with group policy; which could fill a few pages for those familiar with the cat2 support savings
Many internal collaboration features with Office and SPS not available with XP
Improved versioning in shadow copy
Moved to Vista at the end of December. No problems what-so-ever.
Might want to learn to use the system before you bash it. Don't just jump on a bandwagon or give up because something is different. If everything was kept the same, everyone would still be using MS DOS and 70% of you probably would find computers too difficult to work with.
Yes, Vista had compatibility issues early; which is why we waited.. However, like I said before... no problems, and a huge increase in capability and security. In fact, many applications created for Vista have many more features than those which run on XP