We all know why Windows 8 is the way it is:
The shove Metro/"Modern" (btw. great name, folks, almost in the same timeless league as "postmodernism") down as many user throats as possible, so that Microsoft can say that WinRT has instantly hundreds of millions of users and so be an attractive target for app developers. And MS needs them ASAP to compete in the smartphone and smudgeblet markets against IOS and Android.
That's the whole point of Metro and you all know it! And frankly, I would have far less problems with it if everyone involved in this game would just admit to this fact.
I can understand Microsoft, but I can't stand the darn fanboys who are get pissed on and pretend it's Cola. They kill the start-menu and the bois say it's because the start screen is easier to use _ON THE DESKTOP_, MS disables the ability to boot directly to the desktop and the fanboys proclaim it's because of "technical reasons" or some bullcrap.
Maddening! If the fanbots would just say "it's because MS needs inflated user numbers, and after that's done, maybe we will get the sane user interface back" I would have far less problems with them.
Fanboys, you know damn well why Win 8 is in this state now, and it has nothing to do with usability.