Emblematic of what's wrong with Microsoft
"This has been a top community ask, and we hope you love this gorgeous new theme as much as we do"
* Nothing wrong with dark mode per se. Sometimes it's better and I use it, sometimes it's worse and I don't use it.
* Nothing wrong with Notepad, it's pretty basic but gets certain jobs done with no fuss. I have notepad++ open all day, but still pop into Notepad for certain things.
But dark mode in Notepad? Who cares about that? If anybody is staring at Notepad for hours and hours and getting eyestrain, I guarantee you that same person should *not* be guiding UI requirements in Windows. "Top ask", what a joke. Nobody should be asking for *any* features in Notepad, it was feature complete the day they removed the 32K limit.
Microsoft's problem is they have no_strategy_ (for the desktop). They have a bunch of tinkerers making random changes to random software, usually buggering something random in the process. If they had a strategy, they could tell the developer, "stop working on pointless feature and start working on something that will make us money". If they had a strategy, they could say, "dark mode is so great even Notepad could benefit, so we are going to implement a killer dark mode once for *all* apps". Of course it would be hard. Good strategy is hard, good delivery on good strategy is very hard, but from where I sit Microsoft has poor delivery on no strategy.