So one thing I do is RDP to work a few days a week. In Windows 7 the RDP app was listed in the start menu due to it being used often. It also had a fly-out menu showing the MRU connections. So it was easy to connect to work.
I been running 8 since August and for me RDP is just as easy as it was in 7. I have a shortcut on my desktop and I use the MRU in the application to select my connection. In fact since I did a in-place upgrade from 7 I had no changes to make at all!