But not using Metro, and this is all about a touch-first UI. There is very little point in being a Windows App (desktop) developer now, I am considering going back to the dull and repetitious world of HTML, SQL and databases. After a year or so, this type of development becomes quite boring.
But.. you just said that the key reason Windows was successful was because it was possible to create products where you could make revenue. Those products weren't using Metro either, and also weren't touch-first. You can still make those types of applications with the new Windows, unlike what you claimed.