Hippsie: "As explained in my reply just above this one, one can make METRO to work for him. If it bothers you that when you restart, metro is popping up, then you have a problem."
An extra step costs focus and lost focus means lost productivity and THAT means costs added to the development of product without adding value. All because Microsoft is late to the party and is trying to force the world into a "new" way of working. Worse, Microsoft expects to be paid for the software that causes the increased cost without value added. Why would I not have a problem with this?
You say the impact of the extra step is trivial. I say it is not. It is especially not trivial if hundreds of millions of people are exposed to the extra step every time they log into their system and every time they switch to a new application. Don't give me the crap that you can pin the application to the task bar. To do that, you must jump back and fourth between Metro and Desktop for EACH app you pin. Multiply that by hundreds of millions and it is a huge cost of lost productivity by people who are working for a living rather than living in their parent's house and not having to pay for what it costs to live there. Why would it not have a problem with this? Especially since I make my living DELIVERING value to customers at a cost of time, effort, and money they are willing to pay for the value it represents.