What, you mean mouse & keyboard desktop users aren't going to be forced to use an interface designed for mobile and touchscreen devices? What an uncharacteristically sensible idea.
Hopefully win9 comes out sooner rather than later and is actually good. A new build is on the horizon and I don't want to get stuck with the bastard child OS again. Currently running Vista, which runs just fine, but vendors give it no love. AMD has stopped releasing drivers for it, while still continuing to support XP.