, Sven Groot wrote

I'm still not a huge fan of the start screen, but it's not as bad as I thought it'd be.

Yes, that was pretty much our assessment.

For a new tablet - it absolutely makes sense. 

For an existing desktop-based installation... not so much.

Until there is some compelling killer app we can't do without, we are simply not going to put ourselves through the pain, having just bedded down Win7 as a reliable standard environment.

Furthermore, we intend to downgrade any new desktop/laptop hardware with Win8 pre-loaded, but will mix that with Win8 based hand-held devices.