Originally Posted by six_storm
I agree, but it if is done right and I can get my work done/have fun, it doesn't matter to me.
I don't think it can be. Touch interfaces have to be similar in nature to ten foot user interfaces, even if you have a large screen and sit only two feet away. This makes work inherently inefficient. The reason for this is because the more options you display on the screen at once, the less actions you have to take to perform a particular task.
However simultaneously, the more options you display on the screen at once, the more hand movements you have to make on a touch screen or remote control, and your precision is also reduced. Combine that with a complete loss of tactile feedback, and you have problems.