Meh I disagree. When you're using a mouse and an ordinary LCD monitor (read: no touchscreen), METRO is about as useful as having the only telephone in the world. What good is all that tablet stuff if you're on a desktop?
Before Windows 8 (read: in Windows 7) you just press the Start button and you could access almost everything from there. Now you have to move your mouse to the edge of the screen and still do a thorough search for where that thing you're looking for is located...
I admit: very handy on a Windows 8 tablet (are there any out yet, even? ) but in my way when I'm on a desktop.
windows 8 hit the windows button and start typing the program name, it auto-searches for you. The tile interface for Metro would be much better if we had the option for much smaller tiles and nested groups
But i don't really hate it