You would go buggy trying to run Indesign, Photoshop or Illustrator on a touchpad, and I have 3D software that is even more complex than those.
You have to have a screen big enough to see how type really fits together, how photos overlap or crop, how serifs touch.
What the color will really look like when printed using a specific ink.
They don't have pads that do that yet.
You can't run real games, like Skyrim, or Tombraider, most of them are too big to even fit in the limited space that most pads have and still have room for anything else. That's aside from the fact that they don't have the horsepower to run anything like that.
What Windows 8.1 needs to have is a new Metro Screen named "My Software".
It would allow me to place the Icons for the software I use all the time, in one location, in the order I want all on one screen with nothing else. I would be able to get to it from the start button, and in two click I would have my software running.
That's still twice as many clicks as it takes now.
I know I could do that with the Start Screen, but then I'd have to go to the All Apps screen for everything else.
There are over 420 icons on my all apps screen.
That's just too much.
I'm just saying that there still needs to be an interface that works on real computers built to really do things besides chat and email.
I don't see how pad computers are going to take over the movie, graphic arts, or gaming industry, where people just go on trying to get bigger screens, more power, more storage and higher frame rates.
I remember when the idea of 2 million megabytes of disk space seemed like a dream.
But now that I sometimes have files that are 15 or 20 thousand megabytes. I don't think I have enough. LOL
Maybe the time will come when we will have 40" 3D displays suspended in the air above our Microsoft Quasar Ultra 9,000,000 Minipad.
But for now we still need a OS for desktop computer with big screens.