I think it's a hell of an improvement over the previous logos.
I'd like to see it refined further and to be a standalone logo. The text overpowers it and, as mentioned, it restricts minimalism.
It is nice to see Windows dress up and become fashionable.
mrtwills wrote:I think it looks like the flag for Greece. But it's better then just a picture of a lion.
On first sight, I thought of the Scottish flag