In response to "hating the haters", I am sick and tired of every forum on Windows 8 degenerating into "I hate METRO" and "Where's my precious Start button". MS is not going to remove the ability to install ordinary apps any time soon and would think it highly unlikely that they would move to a full APP model (that is - paying a few quid for every sub-standard application out there). I am sure METRO will be locked for tablets and Phones because it has to be. PC's will always be a more flexible afair. I think METRO is a fantastic design step.