Why didn't you guys only ADD Metro ?
If I'd ever get myself a tablet I'd sure be looking into Windows 8. Not because I think its better than the competition, but because the demo's I've seen look good, I'd end up on an environment I'm already familiar with and it would easily blend in with my current environment.
But if I'd ever got myself a new PC (knowing that companies will eventually dump the latest and greatest on it pre-installed "because") I'd either insist on getting Win7 (professional) or "downgrade" myself. If this is the future of Windows then sorry but count me out!
Why, oh why did you guys /replace/ the start menu with that metro stuff (as finally mentioned in this article; all demo's so far have been very vague there) ? You could just have added it :(
Haven't you learned ANYTHING from the Vista disaster? Apparently not, shame on you!
Very simplified example as why I think Metro is going to s*ck big time:
Win7: I click start and /directly/ above are the 8 (my setup) most commonly used programs. I move my mouse up, click and /wham/. I'm there. Optionally I can hoover and wait for the jumplist to appear so that I can open a specific file directly.
Win8: I click start and then risk having to move my mouse all the way to the upper right corner of the screen because the program I want to start is located there as a tile. WTF?
Am I so smart to recognize a potential problem here or are these guys perhaps too obsessed with tables that they totally forget (and ignore) all the PC users out there?