MS person here...

[Context: I have a Lumia 920 and a Lenovo W8 laptop (touch) and really like both WP8 and W8. I'm about as MS Fanboy as one can get...]

I watched the live blog and the Ives video and just have to say, I think iOS7 looks gorgeous. When they were showing the features and look of it all I found myself really impressed. I'm a bit surprised that it is getting some negative feedback (folks calling it ugly) because I thought the subtle animations and use of transparencies especially were awesome.

Thanks, carry on...