Well if you don't like the Metro UI, there's a nice alternative called windows 7. Since Windows 7 is basically 8 without the start screen, you'd be saving yourself the hassle of using software like ClassicShell to remove something you don't use.
Well I don't like the Metro theme. And I would rather disable it like I did on Windows 8 Developers Preview. But you can't do that in Windows 8 CP or on Windows 8 RP.
And what about search Companion from Windows XP? Like these pictures taken from my Windows XP. Why did they remove it from Windows Vista,Windows 7 and Windows 8. I like search Companion and although Agent Ransack does the same thing. I have not been able to find any software that can bring back the animated characters on Windows 7 that you have on Windows XP.You know the animated dog,Merlin the magician, Courtney and the others. Andrea Borman.
As for the animated search companions-they served no extra purpose, other than being a decoration to that sidebar. If you're searching for a file, you won't be looking at the "companions". Rather you'd be focusing on inputting the correct data, so the right results show up.
I guess I just did.
Do we even need to answer this?