original title: No Start Menu, No Windows.
I've now used Windows 8 CP extensively, all on conventional desktop and laptop computers.
Sorry but that metro interface just plain sucks when on that kind of platform. I can see it making sense for tablets and smartphones, but on conventional PC's it is so unsuited that is simply unusable. Tried getting used to it, didn't happen, only got worse.
And trying to force people to metro by eliminating the start menu is just plain insane. Can you spell V-I-S-T-A D-E-B-A-C-L-E!! Well you're heading for that train wreck all over again - did you people not learn anything?? Do you not want people that use conventional laptops or desktops any more?
So I'll keep this post short and sweet: No Start Menu, then NO WINDOWS 8 for me. I'll simply use something else. Judging from all the other posts on this topic I'm not alone. Continue on your present path at your own peril Microsoft. You've been warned. ( Déjà Vu, Vista redux ).