Is Windows 11 the most high-quality, satisfying Windows ever shipped?

Windows 11 Tease
Windows 11 Tease (Image credit: Microsoft)

Microsoft recently released its FY22 Q2 earnings report, held its quarterly earnings call, and shortly thereafter disclosed a multitude of figures and made statements about the successes of its operations. One such statement was that Windows 11 "has the highest quality scores and product satisfaction of any version of Windows we've ever shipped," according to the company. It didn't include a detailed breakdown of how it arrived at those two findings, so we don't know for certain what metrics were used to establish that Windows 11 is as quality and satisfying as it gets. Which leads us to a question: Is it?

A lot of our readers have taken the time over the past few months to comment on various aspects of Windows 11 they're not happy about. Be it the rounded edges or ever-controversial Start menu, there are a lot of minutiae that have rubbed some users the wrong way.

Others, while not particularly offended by anything in Windows 11, don't love it as much as other versions of Windows. On the flip side, there definitely is a chunk of the PC audience that prefers Windows 11 over everything that's come before. We want to know: Where do you land on that spectrum? Are you on board with the idea that Windows 11 really is the pinnacle of Microsoft's Windows ambitions thus far, or are you not all that satisfied?

Whether or not you dig it, there's no denying that Windows 11 is making a dent in the marketplace, one that's growing larger by the month. By Microsoft's metrics, that means a lot of satisfied customers. But what does it mean by your metrics, WC readers? Vote in the poll and, if your thoughts are too nuanced for a binary decision, give us your two cents in the comments.

Robert Carnevale

Robert Carnevale is the News Editor for Windows Central. He's a big fan of Kinect (it lives on in his heart), Sonic the Hedgehog, and the legendary intersection of those two titans, Sonic Free Riders. He is the author of Cold War 2395. Have a useful tip? Send it to