Boot to desktop and a traditional Start menu would have made Win8 a no-brainer for me (and you can keep your comments about my Vista system to yourself Nasty
). I like to keep my desktop pretty clear and I use the Start menu all the time, lots of programs pinned to it, besides using it for the Control Panel and other miscellany. Win8 as an OS is fine, but not enough of an improvement over 7 to make the hassle of Metro worthwhile. I agree with Latios that the Start menu could use some improvement, Win8 would have been great with a revamped Start menu holding shortcuts to the executables without a lot of the other cruft. The desktop looks a little odd without Aero. The Start screen is usable with a mouse, more configuration options like those coming in 8.1 will make it better but it's still kind of a pain. Do I have a point here....umm, on reflection, "No". It's late, I'm tired, I'll stop now.