articuno1au, on 04 June 2012 - 10:39, said:
I'm always confused by those people complaining about not being able to use it as a desktop system.
I literally spend all my time on the desktop in the CP. My metro start screen appears for about a quarter second it takes me type in the first few characters in whatever I am trying to launch and disappears. More often than not it doesn't even have time to render.
I don't understand why it is that people feel it's such a step down given my usage hasn't changed in the slightest (except I have pinned remote desktop instead of using the jump list in the start menu).
This is why all of the anti-8 sentiment confuses me so.
Because it's different and people don't like change.
Remember that "Mojave Experiment" from a few years back? I believe the point of it was to show that most people who "hated" Vista only hated it because marketing told them so, and because it was different from Windows XP, which they got used to. Yet once they actually sat down and used it, not knowing it was Vista, they liked it.
We saw this back in 1995: Windows 95 was horrible, a failure, etc. because it was different from Windows 3.1. It was going to fail because it didn't have the familiar Program and File Managers. Indeed, it didn't. It had something much better. And overtime, we got used to it.
Give Windows 8 a few years, and I think most people will become quite comfortable with having a Start screen rather than a Start menu.