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I don't really get the whole "I'm a desktop user, I don't wanna deal with Metro", because.. well.. don't do anything with Metro then? The desktop is still there and your interaction with Metro is almost entirely limited to the new Start Screen if you so choose. And the new Start Screen functions pretty much exactly the same as the old Start Menu. Except that it offers a lot more space. Yes, it's full screen, but the current menu doesn't allow you to click anywhere outside of it either, so for all intents and purposes, it's 'full screen' too. Other than that, your "exposure" to Metro is basically that some Metro apps are the default for certain files, like video, which is easily changed (in fact, Windows notifies you that you have other applications that can open the file). Microsoft isn't pretending that the current Metro interface is gonna service all your power-user needs. The desktop environment is still fully supported and improved. But for the average user who browses the web and plays games and watches video, it's perfectly suitable. Even with mouse and keyboard. The only real annoyance I've run into is that the power button is kind of hidden away and takes too many steps to get to. Would be nice if you could pin it to the Start Screen.
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