Lots of people dislike windows, there’s many very good reasons to do this, one of the commonest I hear is that you can’t have the focus following the mouse, e.g. by Hixie. What I don’t understand though, is that stick these people in front of linux with the same problem, a couple of minutes with the web, the config files etc. and they’d’ve changed the option which set the behaviour to how the want.
When they’re sitting in front of windows though, they shrug their shoulders and just moan, what is it about windows that make these people “stupid”? I’ve always used focus follows mouse on windows, all the versions do it, you either need to change the config files - yes this is the registry rather than a text file, but it’s still not rocket science or even CSS. Or if you need a GUI for it, get TweakUI, it’s on the windows install disk, or widely available on the web.
Or you can just use focus.reg to modify the registry.