I've converted. Three of what I considered the most useless Windows
features have one me over. Specifically: large font sizes, large icons
Now let me make myself clear: for the vast majority of people on the
vast majority of equipment, these features are indeed absolutely
useless. Six months ago I bought an LG LM50
laptop (which is absolutely terrific, by the way) with an 1400x1050
SXGA+ display. I was stunned by the resolution, particularly the
desktop real-estate and sharpness the new display provided, and never
felt that the default font sizes were too small: they were certainly
smaller, but the display was sharper and when typing on the laptop I
was sitting much closer to the display than I was used to. Then I
figured what the hell, I'll give it a try, enabled the three features
and was absolutely stunned: I had (at worst) the same desktop
real-estate I did on the old CRTs with much clearer fonts and icons.
The whole experience is that much easier on the eyes, and I still get
the added bonus of extra desktop real-estate (particularly when
browsing) and much better resolution when displaying images etc.
I'm never moving back to CRTs!