The Creators Update represents more solid incremental improvement to Windows 10. With features such as Night Light, Microsoft is showing that it can use the new Windows 10 development and release model to react more quickly to work done by its competitors, and to put new features in front of Windows users more quickly than before. While the changes to the privacy settings won’t make everyone happy, they show that the company is also able to respond to user demands more rapidly than in the past, too.
That said, the “creators” theme feels like a stretch. The release doesn’t include everything originally planned – the People Hub, demonstrated at last year’s launch event, was pushed back – but even if that were included, it wouldn’t make the build seem any more creator-y. Some of the work, such as the VR support, is foundational rather than something people are going to run out and use. Others, such as Game Mode, are (I hope) a taste of things to come rather than a finished product.
I have the Creator’s Update running already, and it’s really not all that noticeable. General availability will be on 11 April.