Windows 8 is a desktop disaster for power users
In Windows 8, you get two different style of interfaces, (1) Metro (Win8 Style UI) and (2) Same old Legacy Desktop. When using OS it feels like two different Operating Systems running at the same time…wow! (You can say, you get 2 in the price of 1!).
Because both Interfaces (Metro and Desktop) work differently, which makes it highly inconsistent user experience. Its an interface, where OS wants its users to learn and remember where to go for which features and how they will work.
Windows 8 look like Windows 7 with a fancy layer of colored and rich tiled screen on top.
It makes it difficult for users by removing legacy Start Button/Icon and leaving customer unsatisfied.
Also its one OS which Microsoft is aiming for all platforms, yet it comes with different apps for each and store as well. Confused.
For PC Metro has to Go?
If all else fails, Microsoft has one last, nuclear option, which I’ve previously suggested. It could ditch Metro, and introduce what I’ve been calling Windows 8 Classic. Windows 8 Classic would restore familiar features like the Start button and Task Bar, while retaining Windows 8′s numerous new security and manageability features.
Also take a user who is corporate and is above 45 years of age, you have teach them how to reveal options behind charms that will appear when you mouse over to a certain edge d screen.
I use some specific tools in finance / engineering / etc and I'm staggered, staggered I tells ya, at how many of them reply "Only tested on Windows XP and we don't make any guarantees about Windows 7 at this time, maybe in a year or two". I doubt businesses like those would be in any hurry to support Windows 8 as is, and if anything will more likely be aiming for what comes after.
And some of these are, as I have sometimes let the sales managers know in pithily expletive-laden rants, applications I pay thousands in support for.
But I'm still expecting in 2018 to call these guys and get "Only tested on Windows 7 and we don't make any guarantees about Windows 10 at this time... maybe in a year or two".