Gadgets are extremely useful, to keep a constant eye on the exchange rates which
interest you, the weather in locations of relevance to your work or leisure, or even
for monitoring the GDP and budgetary deficits of Iceland (should it amuse you...
or if you've had poor investments there...)
something that simply isn't turned on by default? At least there's no
intrusive sidebar running in Windows 7 as was the case in Vista. You can run entirely
without gadgets if you so prefer, so at least you have a choice (unlike any
number of different features of the new OS...)