When I was using Windows 8 Developers Preview I did disable the Metro theme,with the registry edit. But Microsoft removed this option in Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Windows 8 Release Preview.
And if it was still possible I would disable the Metro theme as I am not using the Metro start menu. And I also think the Metro theme slows things down. Windows 8 is not as fast as Windows 7 anyway.
What Microsoft should have done is left it like it was in Windows 8 DP. So we could have disabled the Metro theme with the registry edit or Metro Disabler. But Microsoft have removed this option in Windows 8 CP and Windows 8 RP.
But if I had my choice I would disable the Metro theme.
And I am using Classic Shell because I like the Windows XP start menu and start button. That you don't even get on Windows 7.
And on Windows 8 the Metro start menu is inadequate for mine and most peoples needs.Using the Windows 7 or Windows XP start menu makes things easier. Andrea Borman.
You are saying if you could disable Metro, you would, in a thread specifically detailing how to do just that ?