Originally Posted by Warmonger
Metro is faster then navigating through a slow and hard to read long list of applications in the classic start menu. So really your completely wrong there, on the traditional desktop you would have to click lower left, hover, scroll scroll scroll, click, click, click to just launch a application. This could take from anywhere up to a minute to find the right start menu entry. With Windows 8 all you have to click lower left, and then click on the application you want. So not only is it sexier, but its also much faster for multi tasking.
Search is your friend. Windows Key > Start typing the program name > it's usually there pretty quick. It almost (or maybe literally?) can't get quicker or simpler. If not, it never took me "anywhere up to a minute" to find something, and I often use the "click the lower left, hover, scroll and click" old fashioned method myself. And then, for often used stuff, there's been start menu pinning since Windows XP.
How is Metro faster than this? I'm genuinely asking since I haven't tried it yet, but I was under the impression the tiles are essentially the pinned applications equivalent that you swipe, swipe, swipe, click, no?