1: "If they had added Metro as an optional primary interface and not broken the desktop, I'd be wildly enthusiastic about Win8." There are 3rd parties that can help you with that if you don't want to press the enter key to get to the desktop.
2: "Win8 comes across as MS going into a blind mans house and not just replacing all his furniture with new, slightly different and occasionally better furniture, but then rearranging it too." To me it seems like MS rearranged the foyer of a blind man's house. If you take one step, you are out of the foyer and all of the 98% of the furniture in the rest of the rooms are untouched.
3: "It seems like there are 3 ways to interact with your system... Mainly Mousing, Mainly Keyboard, and Mainly Touch. It seems that in the rush to push Touch on everyone/everything, they lost sight of the other two. " I have to strongly disagree with this one. The mouse and the keyboard are even more useful. They are actually making more use of the scroll wheel and the Windows key. Plus, search only requires the keyboard. The dialog box is not used. This makes search faster.
4: "Close a window? Look for the "x" and click it." That is still there on the desktop. If you read about how the apps work, you will understand that you do not need to close them - but you can. Go to the upper left corner and hover, the apps you had open will appear. Right click them to close them.
5: "Click Start, Click on Control Panels." Right click in the lower left corner (where the start button used to be) and choose Control Panel. Or type "contr" + enter on the start screen.
6: "Now, don't get me started on why a single page PDF document MUST consume an entire 24" monitor's worth of real estate..." Yes, the PDF viewer app can take up the entire screen. It can also share the space with another app. But that's an app - not a desktop program. That should be expected. If you need more functionality, use the PDF reader program on the desktop and work within a window the same as you can with Windows XP, Vista, and 7.
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