I wouldn't be able to use Windows 8 without shortcut keys, but there is a problem with the Tools menu shortcuts. Many of these tools are useless unless you run them as an Administrator. If you normally run as a Standard user, as I think you should, you can't start them as an Administrator from the Tools menu. So I've trained myself to go to the Start Screen first when I want to use one of those tools. So much for Microsoft's ludicrous Tools menu substitute for a Start Menu.
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