A long reply? Don't waste your time or mine. I have nothing against you. In fact, I think you're probably an all around good guy.
In any case, don't get worked up about me feeling that Windows 8 is somewhat incomplete and broken. I'm not the first one with this issue and I sure as hell won't be the last. I just don't get why I had to troubleshoot in the first place. This is the new Windows. This is Microsoft's baby. There's things about it I love and things about it that make me scratch my head. Valve Software seems to hate it, even though I can't find anything wrong with it besides some odd design choices.
Windows 8 will either be Microsoft's rebirth or its death. It's as simple as that. I'm hoping it will be its rebirth, but it might need a C-section on the way out.
Because sometimes things can interact with the system (such as drivers or various other pieces of software that require admin rights) in unexpected ways. So sometimes troubleshooting (especially on a brand new OS) can help you find a solution that doesn't require much work, or that can be a permanent fix instead of a stop-gap.
For instance I have a really annoying persistent issue with Flash in Windows 8. It affects not only IE10 (both the Metro and Desktop version), but also affects Firefox even though Firefox is running a completely different independent version of Flash. This doesn't happen on Win7 on the same machine, nor does it occur in Windows 7 on my laptop. My next step is to test Win8 on that laptop to see if it occurs there as well. If it doesn't I'm going to start looking at hardware.
I'm thinking it might be something to do with my graphics card (Radeon HD3850) that isn't being supported by the manufacturer for Windows 8. Sure there are inbox drivers, and the old WIn7 drivers are working, but they are dropping support for this card entirely anyways.
Things like that can crop up that you wouldn't expect...no matter how new or old an OS is.
See longer post than I wanted to make about it.