Also, Windows 8 for PCs is Microsoft's very poor attempt to push an excellent touchscreen UI onto keyboard and mouse desktops with the express purpose of increasing the market for Metro app developers and in turn making their Windows RT platform more attractive in the mobile space.
Windows 8 (more specifically the Metro part) isn't bad, it just wasn't made for and doesn't belong on PCs, especially not PCs with large widescreen monitors.
What I'd like to see them do for a PC version is have the option to bring back the Start Menu and the Aero theme, and make it so Metro apps can run and behave like normal desktop Windows programs if you want them to.
The Metro app can still operate in exactly the same way, just put a window border around it, let me move/resize/snap it and just generally not
have it fullscreen, and let me minimise/maximise/close it with the click of a button in the top corner.. there's no reason why they couldn't.
I'm not saying get rid of Metro as it stands, I'm just saying have the option
to use all of Windows as it was designed for keyboard and mouse, not half designed for keyboard and mouse, half designed fingers and touchscreen. For instance I'd still like to use fullscreen Metro on my HTPC (with this
Hopefully the influence of corporate customers will push them in that direction in the next version or two.