Defcon, on 10 August 2012 - 20:26, said:
Where did I say 'back' ? My original quote - "How will they figure out how to go to the desktop?". You might think its easy to figure out but have you actually seen someone new to Win 8 do this? The desktop is one tile among many others, its not easy at all. Its just a confusing mess to a new user who just want their familiar desktop. And if they click on any other tile, they are then locked into Metro with no hope of ever escaping. Or do you also call the close gesture and the left swipe taskbar 'easy to figure out' ?
I wish MS would actually do some studies instead of assuming this stuff is usable.
Weird, I could swear your post said "back."
I don't know what you're talking about regarding getting "stuck" in an app. Putting the mouse in any corner will reveal a way to get to Start. If you're on a touch device, your device has a Start button and you have the charms.
Yes I have seen many people use Windows 8 for the first time. None have ever had any of the problems you describe. And we have done endless usability studies. None of these changes were made lightly.