Originally Posted by Warmonger
Both, but people are bashing the hell out of the Metro because well... the Windows interface has been the same for the past 16 years. They don't know how to let go and not get too attached to things. Microsoft is doing a wonderful job at their release schedule, because people who don't wish to use 8 can stick with 7. I might write a review once the Release Candidate comes out later on, but otherwise I have nothing but good things to say about it (unless some how Microsoft completely changes it between Beta and Release). It has both better UI and architectural improvements, the operating systems memory usage was cut in half, it installs in half the time, and it boots in about a third of the time compared to Windows 7. I have challenged OCN members to do a multitasking race with me for over a week now to push Windows 8 Metro vs Windows 7 Start Menu facts to the public. And I haven't had a single person step up and do it. Every single person who's complained about Windows 8 has only stated the same thing, start menu, start menu, start menu. The Consumer Preview has been out for a tad over a week now, and there's still people (the same people) posting complaints over and over again (basically copy + paste) about Metro (some get the idea if they complain enough it will go away). Then they deliberately post "im open minded" in their posts to make it seem like they welcome Metro with open arms, supposedly "until they've tried it". I guess the only way to see for yourself is to download and try it. If you like it you can check out the Windows 8 Fan Club
for a place to discuss the real benefits of the operating system without someone deliberately trolling.
Did you stop to think that maybe people who don't like it, don't like it because it takes longer to do what they want now? Or better yet, because they simply don't like the design of it? Or most importantly, there was never anything wrong with the "old" UI and they don't want "change" because it doesn't improve their usability of the OS? For most people, its like Microsoft trying to change the wheel from being a circular shape to a square. Yeah, you can still rotate it, but its not going to be as affective. Yes, you are going to have people who like it or don't mind / care, but for a whole a lot of other people out there, its going to be horrible to them.
Change doesn't always = good.
No change doesn't always = bad.
But personally, I wish Microsoft just gave us an option to enable metro or not. I don't care if they want to set it as default, just give us an option to turn it off if we chose to. There's absolutely no reason why they can't.