@kettch: However the trend seems to be towards Metro style apps while real applications get relegated to the "legacy" desktop (although has MS ever used the word "legacy"?).

I'm someone that *do* depend on real applications (and not web apps either) and just seeing how the desktop has been castrated in one version alone is worrisome. There was no reason to Metrofy the desktop itself at all, yet here were are with 2 decades of UI refinement out the window.