Absolutely right. It is unfit for prime time on the desktops.The simple fact is, metro was not rejected because it was different... it was rejected because it was lousy... at least in the opinion of very very many customers, or, more precisely would be customers.
I play around with it in a virtual partition to prepare for a Win 8.1 tablet - I even made some tutorials in the early days of 8, but I would never run it on my desktop. An OS has to be perfect 'out of the box'. I refuse to install all kinds of little programs to make it fit.