Are you sure?
or someone who is in IT who is more than familiar with Windows, Windows 8 has taken some considerable adjustment. Switching between new-style apps and traditional desktop apps can be confusing,
I'm sorry, are you sure you work in IT? I didn't have any problems adjusting, the desktop works just the same as it ever did and the start "menu" now takes up the whole screen, but is easier to customize.
Granted having some settings under Modern and some on the desktop doesn't help, but as I never navigate to them, I just search for the settings applet I want, just the same as I do under Windows 7 on the start screen/menu.