I may be in a minority here, but.... I have Classic Shell installed, and set up to take me straight to the desktop, where I then spend most of the time.
But, and here's the thing, I also use the Start screen, so I have Metro enabled in Classic Shell so that it's only a mouse-click away when I do want it. To me, it's just another option I can use or not, as the mood/need arises.
So, I'm not one of those 'either/or' people, in that I want, and use, both. Not one or the other.
EDIT: - As things stand at present, I'm pretty happy with Windows 8's interface, as I currently have it set up. So much so that unless 'Blue' has some decent 'under-the-hood' improvements, I probably won't bother with it for the interface 'improvements' alone. My
current desktop and Start screen can be seen here.. post #582 Post your Start Screen!
It's the same as freedom of religious CHOICE. The freedom FOR having the start button back and FROM having it back.
I think this is all we have been saying, give US the choice, don't just shove something on us with a "No Choice - DEAL with it" option.
Very please, can kind person tell me why the MSNBC owner we know Microsoft that make-a-war lots of times, make us go to page to press Start and make money for them and take away money from maker of software that is warm and fuzzy nice for many, many years?
I join to aggregate answer. Thank-a-you.
Is that you, Coke Robot? hahahaha!
You are demolishing your own argument -- For example a lot of people use Photo shop -- does that mean Ms got it wrong with their basic photo viewer or should they provide an equivalent application to photo shop as part of the OS.
Have you EVER bought an accessory for any product you've ever owned. Probably 75% or maybe even more would certainly have bought some type of "3rd party product" for their car -- even if it's only an "Ipod Dock".
People don't have an issue with 3rd party products -- loads of people have Acronis / other paid for backup products. If people want to buy / use a freebie to bring the start button back that's their choice.
Now the argument really should be about WHAT the W8 OS should look like and how is it meant to be used conveniently -- and it seems on this Forum at least W8 does let a lot of people down in the useability area even though it's fairly easy albeit time consuming to sort it all out. Not the sort of process a lot of people want to be bothered with -- they need something that's easy and works SENSIBLY straight OOB.