The main reason I didn't want to upgrade is that I hate-hate-hate the "ribbon". It's ugly, it's cluttered, and it seems to encompass a work flow orthogonal to mine.
However, it struck me after I had changed the default blue wallpaper on my home machine to the Hubble Deep Field photo, that another reason I dislike the latest Office is that it is so very very BLUE.
|a much more soothing wallpaper image|
What, a whole three options? What an embarrassment of riches!
I had a look at "black":
Better. But my goth period is long past. What about "silver":
Much more civilised, if somewhat ... grey.
So, I've now set the option to "silver" (I set it in MSWord, and it magically propagated to Excel and Powerpoint), and I now only hate it when I look at the ribbon (which, of course, I have to do every time I need to do anything more complicated than plain typing, ie all the time), rather than looking anywhere else on the screen. I suppose that counts as a win.