Plenty of people enjoy Win8 on a day-to-day basis, on a desktop, even if at first they scratched their head about the location of the shutdown/restart options. These people aren't all paid money by Microsoft ; acknowledge that, and we can have a discussion.
I'm sure that's true. That said, I wonder how many of those people who enjoy Windows 8 are office workers. It's as if Microsoft decided that they're going to solely focus on the consumer market and businesses are a "lost cause" because they've had a hard enough time convincing those folks to migrate away from XP, let alone Windows 7.
So here's this shiney new thing designed for consuming content on tables and phones, but you desktop people who create content? You're a shrinking profit center for us and we're not going to spend any significant effort on you -- we're just going to phone it in and give you a "desktop app" to work in. Don't like it? Then use an older version of the operating system and/or eat your vegetables and shut up about it already.