Did you install the latest NVidia driver?
Theoretically, Aero is distracting to the Desktop environment as one cannot be productive since one is always looking at the eye candy.
Sometimes, simple fundamentals become second nature. Like search. Sometimes, in an effort to do something newly different, you disregard some of those fundamentals to create new ones. Like a drag down gesture to close an app.
And I'm not sure if you realize, but some desktop gadgets are cloud based and don't work unless you have an internet connection, or otherwise they're useless and taking screen space. Some metro apps are like that, some aren't.
Having a system reset and refresh without install media isn't practical. You'd need to have extra space on the hard drive for that and that increases 8's storage requirements. Windows 8 has been designed for low space SSDs, which benefits a lot of use who use them as more gigabytes is always good.
I personally find the Ribbon UI to be nicer in Windows 8. I do a lot of file copying, cutting, pasting, deleting and the such. I find that it's easier and faster to do since I don't need to right click, drag down the pointer and selecting something. Or, I don't have to do archaic keyboard shortcuts anymore. I simply snap two windows together, select files I need, hit cut or copy, and in the next window, paste. That's all.
I wouldn't be able to do much in Office without a Ribbon anymore because a file menu based UI keeps a lot of features dug down.
I want to throw this out there, is it because Windows 8 isn't a Desktop first OS anymore?
We really shouldn't be arguing. While I appreciate our discussions even if we don't know each other, I don't get why it is being said that other people's points are not valid since they are opinions. All of these discussions have been opinions. Everything is an opinion. Whether it's been about aesthetics or something else. The truth is aesthetics is an important factor in why you buy a product or not, whether it's a concious choice or not. How something is interpreted as aesthetically pleasing will depend on the person. How you want it to work is valid at least to that person. If the aesthetics or other points people make are not valid then there really is no validity since everything here has been opinions. We are discussing our own reasons why we like or dislike windows 8 so frankly I don't see the validity in any of the points discussed. Everything said has been an opinion.
You've admitted you have to put it in to make Win8 viable! And it's third party software! That's a work around in anybody's language! A good system is one where you can take it out of the box, load it and it works straight off ... Start Menu and all. Try telling an average, non-geek home owner how to install Classic Shell.
After the many, many hours we put in on the Win7 forum creating a tutorial to hack WinMail from Vista to work on Win7 ... no way am I getting into hacks on Win8. As it stands it's a great runner that's been nobbled. However, if you think it's so much better than Win7 and worth all the work, well go for it! They're your $$$$ you're paying to Microsoft who won't bend!
But as I said in earlier posts, time will tell when it hits the retail market. I'm taking friendly bets, that unless they make major changes, you can name your own odds! Which is a crying shame! We need Microsoft strong, but it can only happen if they listen to their clientele.
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Aesthetics is the main reason.
I think Metro looks awful. You don't? Terrific. Therefore, your opinion is valid and mine isn't? Sorry, but that's pathetic. If something doesn't attract, it repels. I don't think there can be a neutral position here. If you're not attracted but think you're also not repelled, you're still fundamentally not attracted, so I only see the two outcomes. Since Metro is repelling to me, I don't want to use it. It really is no more complex than that. Do you like everything? And by "everything" I mean everything. Of course not. You don't like every genre of music, you don't like every kind of food, you don't like every player who plays every sport, you don't like every automobile, you don't like every movie, you don't like every book. Why do people like different things? I can't explain it. It just happens. Trying to warm up to something that repels isn't fun. So, right off the bat I don't even want to use Metro because it looks like MS consulted a classroom of 6-year-olds with construction paper and Elmer's glue.
I just said I can't stand Metro because of the way it looks, right? Well, it operates precisely because of the way it looks, and since I hate the way it looks, chances are I'm gonna hate the way it operates. Form and function go together. The detailed reasons why I and others can't stand Metro are plastered in detail all over this thread, all over this site, all over the entire internet - big dumb colored boxes in your face, no Start menu, useless apps, absolutely no continuity between Metro and the rest of the OS, blah, blah, blah. You want your weather box right there when you turn on your computer? Awesome. I don't. How about that - two different ways of looking at a weather box. In fact, I don't want any boxes right there in front of my face. That's why I like the Start Menu. Yeah, but the Start Menu is so old. That's nice. The English language is about 1,000 years older than the Start Menu and that's what we're all typing in here. Guess it's time to dump English.
Nothing in Metro is of use to me. And when I say "nothing" I literally mean "no" and "things" combined are of use to me because of how they look and how they operate. I could ask you to go hunt for these reasons on this site because they are not hard to find. But I sincerely don't think in your case it would matter, and I'm not saying this as an insult. It's just that you've indicated, like so many other Metro lovers, that you don't really care about these reasons. Seems to me all you want is people to agree with you.