This is all well and good but when you have to start resorting to workarounds you know something is fundamentally wrong.
Bottom line: it took 2 clicks to shutdown Windows 7, now it takes 2 clicks, a swipe and another click. How that's progress is beyond me.
Actually, regardless of where you are it only takes 3 clicks. You can move the mouse to the lower or upper right corners to bring up the charms and click setttings, click power, click shutdown. That's just one click more than Windows 7. And hell, my default win7 is set to hibernate, not shutdown, so when I do want to shutdown or restart in Win7 it's actually 3 clicks there as well. Move mouse down to lower left, click start, click arrow next to hibernate, click shutdown or restart... 3 clicks.
Don't forget you can also use the kb shortcut to bring up the settings window and then it's just 2 clicks with the mouse again. Really guys, you're making a big deal out of this, the only problem is that people have to find out that it's in a new location, that's it.