I just saw/used the Win8 UI today on a friends tablet- my first thought is figure out how to pin something to the task bar in DT mode- make a folder "Virtual TaskBar" and then pin it there- then dump every single program shortcut, control panel shortcut, etc I need in there and re-create the task bar
not that that is practical- but my opinion on that being my first thought is that they have seriously taken a few steps back.. i think they should have kept the taskbar in DT mode and simply made it so you could flip to metro...
another thing i think they screwed up is the windows search... that is sooooooo powerful- I use it all the time on Win7. It is still there, but not intuitive- and not easy to use... and if you are in DT mode it is even harder to 'flip to it' quickly...
I think of all the uses that I would lose if that went away... often I just windowskey+ :
cmd; remo + enter; sql + enter; vis + (enter 2010, down enter 2008, down down enter sourcesafe); core + enter; wire + enter; bey + enter;
I also could not figure out for the life of me how to right-click something on the "taskbar"... the regular rightclick action just prompts to move the square. I didn't try it, but I am guessing that it is beyond hidden how to runas... something as well.
I will say i think it looks "fun"... I think it has a great look if you like the HTC and that whole layout- but I really think they did not think of the entire development community when they created this- or moreover any IT prof.