Re: A good u-turn
"Problem with the store is that not everyone has access to it"
More like, Problem with the store is that it is full of CRapps and full of ADWARE.
The problem started when ALL of the previously included solitaire games were a) converted to UWP/Metro "apps", and b) loaded with ADWARE snd c) moved into "The Store". This happened during the original insider program. I griped. HARD. LOUD. They failed to even listen or respond. And I was not the ONLY one to give such "feedback".
Obviously the kinds of "feedback" that caused NOTEPAD to be "no longer a 'the store app'" was NOT significant enough "back then" to address the SAME kind of problem: "store apps" generally STINK. And replacing a perfectly good NATIVE application (that runs faster and better) with an inferior UWP "The Store" CRapp is just a BAD idea...
At least there's the APPEARANCE that 'feedback' is actually working. Sometimes. Maybe.
And, WHAT did they BREAK in the OS that would require Notepad to be UPDATED anyway???
(backward compatibility - what's that?)