What, did someone chain you to your armchair and force you to watch mac vs pc commercials all day while holding your eyes open clockwork orange style ?
Approving or denying things that affect my computer is something you get used to and you even start to enjoy it because it gives you a chance to cancel out of mistakes you make, and it's not on everything you do, once the initial computer setup is done, it rarely ever occurs. I usually turn off while i'm setting up and then turn it back on.
Both companies steal from each other so you can put that old chestnut to rest, sounds like jealousy to me.
A huge new feature is Media Center 2007. It's in Home Premium. It's awesome, and it's very nice feature. NOT in XP. Also many other things, such as the snipping tool, Windows Calendar, the DVD Maker is handy for newbies, Direct X 10 (will be a must have eventually) Windows Media Player 11, Integrated Windows Search (and it's much better than the bolt on WDS 3.0, trust me) the vastly improved error reporting and messages, the vastly improved explorer, the improved removal of programs, "previous versions"... i could go on and on.
How about this, people that complain about there's not enough features. What features do you want ? What are you missing that is in OS X that is not in Vista ? You never say, you just complain.
Btw, your beloved Mac OS X and Linux have increased in code size for years running. So please don't hold windows to some impossible ideal that makes no sense.