Why does my digital stylus function as an 11th touch input and scroll since Fall Creator Update?
I handed a stylus to a sales associate at Best Buy and challenged them to select text on a Windows 11 computer and they were unable to do so --- but were instantly successful on my Samsung Galaxy Book 12 running Windows build 1703 which allows this to function as it has since Windows for Pen Computing (and Go Corp.'s PenPoint before that).
I'd give my interest in Hell for someone to make a nice stylus computer running Linux, or for Apple to make a Mac which has touch and support for the Apple Pencil.
But then, "Microsoft Bad" because they broke 30+ year old corporate apps many enterprises depend on. Or those same enterprises will then hold onto Windows 10 because "our stuff just works there" and you get even higher fragmentation.
The way to do it would be to redesign the controls in Win32/MFC drawing routines for them to be consistent with Fluent Design, not create yet another UI framework that would supposedly replace it.
While I generally agree with your point, this is unfair.
If you're trying to set-up a comparison with Steve Jobs then ok, Jobs did act as guardian of Apple's sense of style and taste. And while that kind of worked for Apple, during one period of its evolution, it's arguably not a necessary role for the CEO of a multi-billion dollar global business.