Apple marketing is the king of bullsh*tting. Remember when iOS 5 came out? They added the notification bar... renamed to center and there were apple fans that honest to god believe apple invented it. They added twitter directly into the OS and there were a dozen or so articles by mashable and other iFan tech sites on how good it is that people now have no choice but to have twitter as an app. The choice was taken away from iOS users, and it was suppose to be a good thing.
Apple came out with a high resolution display they dubbed as "retina display" and OMG everyone has to have it. Again, most people don't really care about the high resolution or are they capable of telling if it's that high of a resolution unless it's right side by side to something else. My x2 screen is a pretty darn good display at a lower resolution and every time I give it to an ipad 3 user they always thought the x2 has a "retina display". Shows it's nothing more than a gimmick. I used to have a 1920 x 1200 display device (the asus transformer infinity) and after I sold it to get my hp envy x2 I don't miss it. The human eye can only see so clearly before it becomes redundant.
But it's a third party app, and it's an abomination to install a third party app, you say. Yes, it's an abomination to install a third party app, that's why nobody ever install any third party app ever and everybody always only use what comes with windows and nobody ever change any settings whatsoever.
And even if you don't install classic shell, desktop is 1 click away. OMG, 1 click is too much work!
Who is to say that in their stupidity, Microsoft won't introduce more coding changes to foul up these programs? Also, the desktop is not one click away, every time that you want to open up a program, you need to go to the MPI, a completely new screen which is a crap fest as far as visual and organisational effectiveness is concerned. I have been using the final version of Windows 8 since Oct 12 and simply can't stand the MPI. It is an utterly useless piece of crap on a desktop.
I already use Windows 7 as well, but for how long will Windows 7 be available for purchase, so that those who buy new machines can install Windows 7 instead of Windows 8? Eventually, all that you will be able to buy is Windows 8, then there will be no choice. When was the last time you saw Windows 95, XP, Vista sold in any store? Choice? Really?
The fact is only a hand full of people either love MPI or hate it. Most people just don't care. I've yet to find a single person in real life that I can interact with that feels either way. The only people I can find that either love or hate windows 8 are on the internet.
You do have a choice. Windows 7 will be supported for years to come. You can either use this time to get use to the new UI or you can continue to bitch about it until the very end. Your choice. There's that word again.
And don't even pretend like you can't get your hands on windows 95, xp, or vista. I'm sure you're not so naïve.