Larry and Gov, I am sure you hear a lot more from the people that don't like things, than do. I figured I would drop my opinion on here FWIW.
It took about 2 weeks for me to get used to Windows 8 start screen, but I absolutely love it compared to pre W8. As a developer I always install a LOT of software to test or work with very infrequently. It was difficult to have a list of apps I cared about all the time vs only when I needed it. The old pre W8 start menu would be pages, scrolling, never ending and hard to manage. I even had applications that created folders to have shortcuts to my important apps. So now in W8 I boot to the start screen and am glad for the W8.1 patch that lets us also see just with a click of the down arrow the full list of apps, makes it easier to get to those you might not use often or to pin on the start. There are those that like some of the changes, but I guess we might be the quiet minority.
Also Larry, I am an old school gamer too, loved Xwing vs Tie Fighter and the old Wing Commander.. if you haven't seen it already you should check out the new game that Chris Roberts creator of Wing Commander has kickstarted.. it is looking to be amazing - https://robertsspaceindustries.com .. I am also looking forward to the Valkyrie, I played Eve Online and it's not enough action, as this seems to be...
Thanks for the show guys, love watching you every week. Enjoy Gov's techie side and Larry's gamer side, captures two things I love the most out of technology.