Thinking of upgrading to Windows 8 when it comes out?
Among the troubling features,
there is no Start menu in Metro. That’s not such a big deal — you expect changes like that in a new interface. But the Start menu has also been removed from Windows Explorer. It’s no longer present anywhere.
And as a result,
It is absurdly difficult to turn off Windows 8. So difficult that there are entire web pages devoted to tutorials on how to do it.
It seems to most experts that Microsoft has compromised the PC user experience to focus on the tablet/mobile user. At least Apple has been able to consistently do both.