I will never use something like your triple row taskbar icons, for me vertical space is a premium, I don't use any monitors with less than 1200 lines ( 1920x1200) ( 2650x1600) because my vertical space are crucial in the work I do. In the taskbar I place no more than 8 icons, because I need the taskbar for the task, so I can switch from one window to the other. I prefer put everything in my start menu, after all I don’t change programs every 30 seconds. In my taskbar, I have only IE, Word, Excel, Visio, Photoshop and VMware Work Station. I use a lot Visio for make network diagram.
To get back to the topic, I can live with the Metro Start Page, but I want an icon to switch betwen the Desktop and the Start Page, I want also an Icon to close the Metro apps and 2 icons to do like the "windows + c" and "windows + i" that open the right side bar. The way to click the bottom side of the monitor is too incovenient especially on multi monitors like mines. Please don't tell me I can use the Windows key form switch betwenthe desktop and the start page, I know, but sometime I don,t want to use the keyboard.