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forcing metro is something apple would do to their users
i'm a big MS fan. i love metro for my windows phone. i love the idea of metro on desktops/tablets and all using same code to deploy to all 3. but forcing metro is a prick move. its like having a toy car, gocart, and fullsize car all sharing the same engine. and the reasoning behind it is because with minor tweaks, u can use the same engine in all 3. so we will strip down the functionalities of the full size car so that it can use the same engine as my toy car. just stupid. why not allow the same engine but allow a full size 800horse power engine in the full car if the user prefers that. don't take away what isn't broken. especially something that is loved by millions of their users. i bet they spent alot of time and money trying to take out the code for the start menu when its easier for them and better for all to leave it in. i always loved MS for their advanced options when compared to apple's "1-3 options per screen so not to confuse the simple minded kids under 5 and older retired crowd and others who are simply computer illiterate or just those who see too many options and hyperventilate" MENTALITY. in the past, MS kept it as simple as possible for most users to understand while still embracing the advanced users. but with the rise of apple in the recent years, and how apple is winning overall since they design for the dummies and made a name for themselves caterring to the masses and telling them what they can or can't do and restricting them (part of my frustration with apple) is now a frustration i see in MS. i seriously don't see why MS had to force metro in desktop and especially server. MS was always about choice in the past. if u want to see advanced features, u can always do it and had shortcuts or ways to custumize the UI so u can do more with less clicks. now i'm spending so much time trying to figure out simple things as shutting down my computer disabling a service. don't get me wrong, the engineers have done a great job on the backend with some neat new technology. especially hyperV and IIS and i was so excited to start playing with it, but my frustration of navigation is really making it tough to enjoy and a waste of time. one thing i really really really hate right now (and some of u have pointed out) is having to mouse over the top right corner cuz it seems to be maybe 10pixel area so i have to move around a few times and wait another full second till i find the right spot for that charm bar to show up. i want buttons for "instant no questions asked" access. stop forcing gestures which is only accurate sometimes. also the interface of server 2012 looks very half baked, especially the color scheme of new task manager. i'm hoping 2012 R2 brings back the start menu i might have to jump to ubuntu/linux. vista was a flop, but they learned from their mistake and came out with win7. i'm sure win8 is the same situation so i'm gonna hold off for the next version.