Originally Posted by firepages
... so why Metro as unchangeable default ?
Because, as I alluded to in my earlier post, Metro isn't just a Windows 8 design choice - it's a paradigm shift. Windows 8 is a clear attempt to blur the lines between your traditional PC and your mobile PC and provide a ubiquitous experience across all platforms.
I understand that users who don't like change (and I would probably count myself among them) are going to be uncomfortable initially. But, just like GUI was in its day, this is an important change and to not be moving forward at this point is very much moving backward.
If users simply had the ability to turn it off it wouldn't be a very effective shift, would it? People are naturally resistant to change and love to stick with what they know. I can probably count on one hand the amount of bold design choices, that turned out to be effective in the end, which were initially berated by the user base (leers at Facebook