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    I'm not a lover of Metro-style ... why because it's hard on the eyesight, big blocks of plain colour are very hard to look at when they are bright colours and dull colours make a dull viewing experiencing.

    The default colour scheme for Office 2013 is a perfect example, it's all white and difficult to use for long periods, the theme's just serve to take the edge off but new Office 2013 isn't nice to look at. 

    The added complication is the icon design, the similarities between 'Reply' and 'Reply to All' being point and case of bad design as they are too close and confusion is easily caused.

    As for Surface, well it's only people that I know that work for Microsoft and Ian Smith (Irascian) that I know that have one so I'm not going to plan for Metro apps anytime soon.