My point is that I cannot and would not even consider a tablet with less than 250 ppi (and to be fair, not even one with less than 300 ppi on text) as my tablet. So even though one can be accustomed to lower resolutions it automatically leads him/her to less reading (which to me is a no-no).
One of the being the lack of a pen. I may not use it all the time, but if I go into a tablet without a Wacom digitizer I would honestly miss it. I like to annotate my pdfs. Sure touch annotation is a thing but since I'm part of a lot of lectures , pen annotation is better. Also it's great when used as mouse pointer on the go.
But although the S-pen is the superior handwriting tool, I don't feel that it is the best system navigation tool or even the most precise drawing tool -- I think that title still belongs to the mouse, just like the best text input tool is the keyboard (and I don't mean the onscreen keyboard). So, although I personally feel a stylus is a good thing to have, I think that a keyboard and mouse are a better thing to have in most situations, and I definitely feel that a mouse/keyboard are far more productive overall.
My last issue is the difference between "apps" and "applications". You're right it's not as big of a difference as many would call it (applications are not completely unusable on a touch screen, I often "beam" my windows 8.1 desktop into my tablet and it's pretty usable), but you're wrong in thinking that they're equivalent. I've measured myself in trying to find a file into windows file explorer (through splashtop) and esexplorer. I was much faster in the "app", and most of always prefer the app if I have the choice of the two.
That is because apps have GUIs made for touch, while applications are made for mice. In windows 8 there was a great stride forwards in usability but we're not there yet. So, yeah, apps are better than applications (as far as usability goes) but they probably won't be for long. So I get your protestations in that it's not much of a problem.
Also I get your point that applications can do more. But to be fair the two applications that I use the most (Eclipse and Gimp) already exist in android via Linux on framebuffer. If I *absolutely* needed more applications on the go more regularly I can see why a Windows machine would be a better choice.
Oh and another thing about apps (since you mentioned of it too). I find MxPlayer better in fact than any PC media player, simply because of its ease of use (touch based controls) and capacity to play pretty much anything. I much prefer to play my local library into my tablet than into my PC for that reason alone (almost)
Again, I'm someone who touches my screen as little as possible, so apps have very little benefit to me because they are almost entirely designed for touch. I open my T100 to the Windows 8.1 start screen, and what's the first thing I do? Usually, I type. Because I don't have to scroll/swipe through screens, menus, icons, tiles, etc., with my fingers, greasing up my screen -- all I have to do is type, "Chrome" on the hardware keyboard and then just double-tap the touchpad mouse and never touch the screen. The touchpad mouse can also be configured to handle most, if not all, touchscreen functions, like scrolling, page turns, pinch zoom, swiping, selecting, etc.
With regard to the Splashtop comparison, you'd have to admit that's a rather slanted test. You're using a touch-based tablet to stream-access a desktop OS that is likely in a full non-touch gui configuration, and then saying that it's more difficult to navigate? Of course it is under those circumstances. However, I think you could find/access the file faster if you were sitting in front of your desktop, using the keyboard and mouse, which is what I have access to with the T100. Even though I've always had full access to my desktop files from my Note 2014 (and Note phone), anytime I'm doing anything remotely close to heavy file manipulation, I will just get up and go to my desktop rather than finger my way through it on my tablet or phone. It's faster, you can see more files at one time, less chance of error because a mouse cursor is a lot more precise than a fingertip, use keyboard shortcuts for cutting/pasting, etc. Now I can get all this on my T100 tablet, so I will have to go to the desktop PC far less for file manipulation.
Now, if you want to touch the screen, you definitely can in any gui. With Windows you can simply increase the font size, toolbars, buttons, etc., to make it more touch friendly (like an app or like Android/iOS), but to me that's going backwards because that's exactly what's "wrong" with apps over applications. In order to make an app touch friendly, you have to increase the size of the gui components to allow finger use over a much more precise mouse pointer use. As someone who rarely touches the screen as long as I have a mouse (or stylus), I would much rather keep the screen real estate by not increasing the size of the gui components. That actually allows me to take better advantage of a high resolution screen, instead of using large finger sized icons.
I've been using MXPlayer since it first came out, so I can definitely say that it has only relatively recently become what it is today. Prior to MXPlayer becoming what it is today, desktop media players were always the vastly superior solution, and in terms of codecs and the ability to literally play anything, especially any brand new formats, the Windows players still are at the top of the heap. You're citing an app as "better" just because of a touch interface. Again, I don't particularly want to smudge/fingerprint up my screen right before or while I watch a movie. I'm perfectly fine with pressing a key on the keyboard, tapping the touchpad mouse, or even using a hardware button on the tablet rather than touching the screen. The keyboard/mouse dock also makes for a nice stand for watching a movie hands-free. I realize that's not ideal in all situations, but there is a reason why most tablet cases convert into a stand.
So in short (and to sum up) I don't think most any of us have issues with the idea of windows tablet. It simply seems like an after thought which is still developing. There's a good chance that it would surpass android tablets in the near future, but that's a matter of technology (hardware) and certain design directions (even more touch friendly applications, low weight, small form factor, etc).
That's been the big brain-poof for me in this, because I was a diehard tablet person, and hell bent on getting an Android tablet to be a laptop replacement. Now I know that's easily possible, but just not with the Android operating system.