Thank you for admitting it
You just stated the primary problem with Windows 8 METRO. I thought that you had missed the fact that they designed it to turn our desktop, laptops into cellphones, tablets. That will be the reason that puter sells will jump before the release of it. I wonder if anyone at M$ knows how much more a touch screen is going to add to desktop and laptops. The last laptop I priced was close to $200 more with the touch screen. Do they really think people are going to be shelling out that extra money just so they have the touch experience. Time will tell but if we use history and observe how the lowest priced units are the highest sellers we can predict that people are not going to go running to get the true METRO experience.
I understand that M$ has to look to the mobile market if they want to stay in the game. I have stated in comments about news articles that METRO seems good for the mobile devices but M$ is taking it to far by trying to capture the mobile market by carrying it over to out desktop. They succeeded in crippling the browser market and taking control of it back in the 90's, but this will not work in the mobile market.
The key word in your last statement is Win 7 "like" desktop. What I saw and experience left me wondering how they could call that anything "like" Win 7. As I have stated many times that if they make METRO a service so we can go in and disable it, they will be able to sell this to the PC buying public. Once the user gets past METRO screen he still has to deal with other things that is going to turn them off to the whole mobile experience on a desktop, laptop. They have a long way to go to make it Win 7 "like" enough to make the average user except it. Remember, most Windows user ARE NOT power user. I know a lot of people who use a Wintel machine that are going to be lost inside the Win 7" like desktop. I remember when they started having Windows turn off the puter, I think that was Win 98. It did not always work and when the machine did not turn off and froze they did not know that all they had to do was just unplug it. I do not know how many times I got yelled at by a customer as they explained to me that you never unplug the puter while Windows was running. These people are still out there and still use puter. Win 8 METRO is going to blow these people minds. With this release M$ is throwing years of muscle memory out the window and is going to make them relearn everything they know on how to use their puters. The one thing I can say is I am so glad that I will not be out there getting yelled at.