I think people miss the point of WinRT. Look at Apple. If you were to buy a Mac Book, you could run some great software and even develop on it, right? What about the iPad? Can the iPad run the same great software? Can you develop on an iPad? No. They are two different devices with different abilities. Nobody will argue that point.
People seem to forget that the SurfaceRT is Microsoft’s “iPad” It was never meant to be a PC/Laptop replacement. A GREAT thing about the WinRT, is you can build applications (Called Windows Store Apps) and they will run on Any Windows 8 device. You also have a common look and feel between WinRT devices and Windows 8 devices.
Sadly, people see the SurfaceRT device and think, “This damn device will not run the same software I want to run on my PC.”
The failure, here, is that Microsoft may have been ahead of themselves when it came to the “Tablet.” It also did not help that the Surface Pro (Running Windows 8) is billed as the RT’s big brother. People just don’t realize the difference. Microsoft also does not do a perfect job at informing the people on what RT is really supposed to be.
All that being said. Hell, just get an RT to have an inexpensive tablet that COMES with Office