I'd be willing to buy a better performing, lower resource using and more secure OS.
Businesses would have no problems buying it either (assuming that the price is right).
"Runs on current hardware!"
"No retraining required!"
It practically sells itself.
MS (Sinofsky) have invested so much time and effort telling everybody that they know best, that they won't make any changes now.
Wikipedia - Denial of Responsibility.
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The everyday consumer doesn't upgrade anyway, they wait for their PC to die and have to take whatever OS the new one they buy comes with.
The Start Page is neater, gives you information without opening an app, easier to customise and standardizes your OS on all your gadgets. And we get the extra bonus of cool gadgets and games from the market.
There are multiple options to create shortcuts on the desktop and the taskbar. Although I use many programs and documents, In the weeks that I've used W8 I've only created one shortcut, and that's a shortcut to a Excel price list that sits on my taskbar. But I might see if that can go on the Start Page
Just leave it as it is. Once you get used to the start screen it's better than the start button imo.
I'm curious how many screens you metro lovers are using?