I got a new computer with Windows 8. I put the Classic Shell on. It skips the worthless Metro interface and goes right to the desktop.
Some observations. The Aero Glass interface is gone. Some guy has come up with a work around but I am a little jumpy about trying that. The "new look" 8 windows are a few steps backwards and look just slightly better than Windows 3.1.
I just have to shake my head and wonder who thought the Metro interface was an improvement. It isn't. It is all directed to get you into the Microsoft store. That is what it is all about - get you into the store to buy stuff. I should have known. Like they say in "All the President's Men" - "Follow the money". Oh, and once you are in the store, it is like a casino, it's hard to find the exit. The only word that comes to mind is "stupid".
Oh, one other irritation. The most used application in the history of computing is missing from Windows 8 - Hearts.
So if you just want your desktop and Start button button back, just put Classic Shell on and you'll never have to
be bothered with Metro.