@wastingtimewithforums: FYI, avoiding "classic modes" is just a general rule for the UEX teams these days, it's not specific to any particular UI change. (they didn't have one in Office 2007 either for example, and the Windows classic theme was removed in Windows 7) This was a direct result of their experiences with past "classic modes" like the Win95/XP ones you mentioned, which turned out to be a PITA to maintain and at some point they swore never to do that again.