me? i say the desktop wins. sort of like active desktop + pointcast + metro + widgets all in one
(or you could just have a photo like now)
With wide monitors - the sidebar comes back and holds the metro tiles - 1/3rd 1/2 or full.
ie the tiles arnt on the desktop - what opens when you click the tile is on the desktop. my example shows weather but could have more - latest emails, fb posts, headlines
even better would have more than one -Sort of like google news lets you pick topics then makes them news sections. the desktop could be metros "all in one" start screen that we customize
and again - if i clicked apps / win store - the desktop fades out and the store fades in
click winlogo and your desktop/start screen fades back in (and yes you can have icons on top of it like now
ALL these things are not different they have all been in windows before. bring them all back and make metro the glue this time.
the main thing is metro floats off in its own full screen world. so just make it the desktop
edit - main thing here is - anything i click doesnt fly me off to another world - I CAN STILL SEE THE DESKTOP in all cases
- click arrow for sidebar/metro tiles - it opens but not 100% - just a 1/3rd or whatevr you pick - but your desktop doesnt go away
- mouse over startbar icons - drop down pane slides down - again - NOT 100% - only 2/3rds = your desktop doesnt go away
i believe this is the whole reason for the negativity around metro. your here. no - now your here...go back to there? here...there...here...there... im saying JUST HERE. no THERE
*ill do a quick metro desktop sample ....sec....