I had the opportunity to spend some time with a PC running Vista over the holiday break. For me, this was the first time I've had any appreciable stick-time with this new OS since its release.
With each instance of "Continue or Cancel" I encountered, and in the many ways Vista works Very Hard to prevent you from damaging yourself, a particular phrase came to mind:
In loco parentis
The term in loco parentis, Latin for "in the place of a parent", refers to the legal responsibility of a person or organization to take on some of the functions and responsibilities of a parent (source: Wikipedia).
For those of you who've been using Vista for a while, let me know if this analogy works for you.
Do you get the sense that Vista doesn't trust you to do the right thing? I sure did.