The Register style of writing is mostly in this style, but the point they are making are very relevant - from further in the article:
Originally Posted by Vince53
Traditionally when Microsoft launched a new version of Windows, it carried over the older apps – it had to, to ensure uptake. This time, it seems like the older apps are being treated like second-class citizens for the sake of Metro, swiped off to a land of dragons.
By cutting out the Aero Glass, Microsoft is going to make sure these apps get kicked a further class down for the sake of the Metro UI.
And if you want a measure of how bad things are, consider this comment from Windows group president Steven Sinofsky opening this latest epic humungousness of a Windows 8 blog post.
With millions of people using the Consumer Preview for their daily work, we’ve seen just as many points of view expressed. Many people – from David Pogue of the New York Times to Mat Honan from Gizmodo and many more – have been quite positive, and others less so, most notably in the comments on this blog, where we’ve seen the rich dialog we’d hoped for.Using journalists as your defence while expressing a problem with the negative comments of your actual audience on the Windows 8 blog? Things must be worse than we thought.