Dunno about you guys but I'm not impressed by the event. Of course i didn't watch it (reading it saved me like 100 minutes out of that 120 minute livestream). First of all the free upgrade is probably limited to legit users, so the rest of us are gonna have to get it by the traditional means.
Secondly, the upgrades to both Windows 8.1 & Windows Phone 8.1 seem minimal, i wanted a lot more than what i see, but there's still time for improvements, so we'll see.
Thirdly, there was very little (if at all) exciting news about gaming, Phill Spencer had promised all that bullsh!t "gaming focus on PC" but we didn't see any of that. And no, i don't give a f*** about streaming Xbone games to PC. Also, Fable Legends is trash...
Fourthly, The tech showcase was probably the only decent part of the show. The MS holographic sound much more interesting than the typical Virtual Reality devices like Oculus Rift.
Finally, it seems like Microsoft's focus is entirely on linking all of their devices. Their so called "One OS, One Family" strategy is in place. They're sharing their features from one of their platform to another. Cortana is coming to PC. Metro is taking over Xbox interface. PCs are getting Xbox streaming support. Phil seems interested in doing the reverse as well. It all seems to be their priority rather than any major upgrades.
Also, things like Project Spartan (hate the name) may seem cool in intro, but we'll have to try it ourselves before we can come to a conclusion. Personally, I'd be more than happy to get rid of Chrome from my PC (i only use it for better compatibility), i never did like it and would welcome a worthy replacement.
Did i miss anything important? Well, there was the TV thing, but it's irrelevant to us AFAICS. There was some info about DX12, but it was mostly power-saving related. They could at least have shown some gameplay footage with DX12 related improvements, and i mean improvements in graphics and performance.
Also, we still don't have a release date for the consumer preview? Is there still time till it's release or what? Many questions remain unanswered...
P.S. Why did i write this long piece of text? Did Farhan's soul take over my body or something? :-p