MS should have given the end user the option for the traditional desktop or the new Metro look. However, they pulled this same "no choice" nonsense with Office and that stupid "Ribbon" concept. MS is once again attempting to force feed what they want instead of providing choice to the end user. Rather than learn a whole new MS system, I think I'm going to do what many others are going to do and simply learn the Apple OS instead. I predict Widows 8 is going to be a massive blunder and they will rush a Windows 9 to market just as fast as they attempted to erase Vista in an effort to return to an updated traditional desktop look . . . which was all that was needed. Most major companies are NOT going to spend a fortune having their IT department teach a whole new system to all the employees. They'll ride Widows 7 till support ends and if MS hasn't returned to their senses they too will be migrating to the Apple OS.