So, in order to get to Metro Start, I'd have to go through another Start Menu? Yeah, that's a disaster in the waiting. I shouldn't have to click Start > Start > app.
When I used Start8, I never had it boot directly to the desktop. I just wanted a start menu once I got there, all that flipping back and forth was just silly. Once I was on the desktop, I was doing obviously doing something that couldn't/wouldn't or wasn't available to use in Metro, so why have to constantly flip back and forth.
I understand their reason for doing what they did, I just think they did it really stupidly. Let people use their desktops they way they WANT to, I realize having a unified ui between phone/tablet/pc is what they want, but ffs, let them/us warm up to the idea first. I'm now using W8 without Start8 at all to really try and give it a honest shot, so far it's not bad, but I hate the metro to desktop to metro to desktop to metro, every time I want to open a new program. I use foobar, firefox, thunderbird and play games on my desktop, nothing I need or want metro involved in, BUT when there is a good browser that will let me use plugins, and check my mail & play music they way I want to, then I might be interested in metro, until then why make me flip back and forth?