That's a very good way of doing it actually. If you don't care for metro apps and stay on the desktop, you won't see much difference compared to Win 7.
I just don't get some people who have started using windows 8 with a "this is going to suck or this feature is going to suck" attitude based on other peoples views instead of forming there own opinion.
Although the difference is I haven't used windows for a specific use for a while like I used too so I'm going into windows 8 not as a power user or a software developer or anything.
Random rant lol