I keep hoping that, behind the scenes, several of MS's largest corporate desktop customers are tearing MS a new one over forcing the Metro environment on the desktop, and that we'll eventually see a Mea Culpa post to b8 about how they "heard our feedback" and are making changes.
I hope not. It's high time for a change.
Besides, do you really think that key enterprise customers are NOT involved in the early design of Windows? Really?