If they have any sense they will put back some stuff before release.
(Windows 7 still has Windows Classic for god's sake)
The internals are more modern which I don't see any reason to not have.
But I don't want Metro or anything to do with it.
(I like Xmonad so I am not against tiling either really).
If they made the first class citizen F# I would be happier.
I think I may buy a Lumina 710 though I like what I have experienced of it (On an LG dunno which model with the original iteration. So I am not totally against that UI
And the same UI could be quite nice on a tablet.
If there are really good keyboard shortcuts it might be less relevant as well. (What I don't want to be doing is moving the mouse half way across the screen all the time and doing tons of clicking).
As it stands I just press the Windows key (Used ctrl esc until recently) and type the name of the program I want.
I still position Windows with the mouse but that is it and they stay the same all day pretty much.