Source: All Things D [Consumer Preview announcement]
quote: Why do I see all these comments defending the metro UI? It's pretty defensive. If you feel the need to defend it, you clearly aren't getting the point of those complaints. It's not what you do, it's how you do it. It isn't directly because of the metro UI, it's how it's being implemented into people's use patterns. To someone who doesn't want anything to do with it, there should be a clear and easy way for them to remove it. This would cost nothing for MS to do. Do you get it now? Do you get how they can easily implement this YET they are choosing NOT to? That's in the extreme case. I myself find it having it's uses. Though there are still things about it I don't like. Every one of which could be easily addressed, yet I'm afraid they don't have much intention on doing so. You can be revolutionary, without neglecting those people that have stood so long by you. Now I'm the one that can't believe I'm saying that, I've always wanted more out of Windows. I've always hated how it changes very little. Even in Win8, there are still oh so many remants of legacy crap/bad ui that I just can't stand. However, I do think their metro ui is too tablet-centric. If you're going to go that far out in enforcing that experience onto the Desktop, it better damn well be implemented seamlessly. Currently I would say it is not.