The Surface is not a "fail" as you describe. The RT is has it's strengths and weaknesses as does the Pro. They are correct for their respective target markets. What has failed is that a) you have not selected the correct device for it's intended use and b) you are looking to pin that fail on a product which is new and admittedly, still has teething problems just as the iPad and all Google devices have had and still have at launch. Get over it and remember you're an early adopter of not only a brand new device but also a new OS, and OS (in regards to the RT) that is not meant to be for Enterprise use and well documented as such.
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Yeah I'm with the OP on this one; it is a really stupid default setting. My phone gives me a warning. My iPad does. So does my Xoom. And my macbook air. And every other device I've ever used on earth. It's very strange that MS chose to make it just die by default.