@BitFlipper: That hasn't been my experience at all.
BitFlipper has my vote. Microsoft could have done a great job integrating the desktop and Windows Store App worlds. Instead they bolted the Windows Store App environment onto Windows and pushed aside the desktop. Sinofsky is a firm believer that the world is moving to touch and W8 reflects his desire to force that idea onto people. If WinRT is the future I sure hope Microsoft gets a clue and affords the desktop access to the same features that Windows Store App environment has so we can provide users with the best experience across the desktop and Windows Store App environments.