OK, I want the Word "12" UI now
When the ribbon UI was introduced at the Microsoft PDC 2005 I was a bit concerned about the relearning required for end users and the cursor travel distance from a tab on the left side of the screen all the way over to a feature on the right side of the screen (Fitt's law). But today I'm writing some vision and spec documents in Word and I find myself wishing I had that nice Writing ribbon that contains 80% of the most common functionality right there in plain sight. I recently repaved my desktop machine and haven't customized Word the way I like it yet. I didn't know I had gotten so crotchety, but it seems that Word's default layout really bugs me today.