You are not alone: As an introduction let me say that I have used a computer since the days when one occupied a large room, heated up a block of offices and had a few hundred bytes of memory made up of ferrite cores. At first there were great improvements: punched cards and punched tape replaced the patch board. In the sixties and seventies I made the acquaintance of transistors and designed and built myself a computer with an 8080 micro-processor: These were all technological improvements.
Since then I have had to wrestle with “software improvements”. It seems to me that the age old dictum “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” is unknown to the software programming fraternity.
I now have a collection of CAD programs that cost me several hundred pounds sterling that cannot be used with Windows 8.1 and I am not going to replace them as Windows 8.1 is already to be superseded in October by Windows 10.
Furthermore, with Windows 8.I can do nothing more than could be done with Windows 2000 which had a fine Maths Editor that I regret.
Perhaps I can be forgiven for suspecting that these so-called improvements have ulterior motives because they have brought little benefit to me.