Verno wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 12:07: Metro is indefensible for desktop users, it's been torn down several times already so I'm not going to rehash the obvious. It's actually frustrating because with some changes made for desktop users it could be nice. The app/store ecosystem is inherently flawed IMHO but that's a different story.
I use StartIsBack and it makes Win8 a lot nicer. It brings the Win7 start menu back and you can make it so that you boot directly to desktop instead of the Metro Start screen. You can also use it to disable the 'mouse cursor to corner' thing that opens the side menu.