and STILL they don't get it..... http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/05..._start_button/
yes we want the start button back, but that ain't the start button now is it ?
boot direct to desktop is good, v good
, that and a proper start menu is all windows 8 actually needs , or ever needed (apart from touch-enabling some win95 dialogs they still have kicking around)
so they listened to 'us' , and gave us another way of getting back to (TIFKA)Metro, the very thing we were trying to avoid... and its taken how long ? classic shell and others managed it before 8 was even released...
Since 8 came out the ratio of our sales of 8 vs 7 (not including laptop sales) are 9 to 1, we sell 1 copy of Windows 8 for every 9 copies of Windows 7, we have removed 8 and (re)installed 7 on more systems than we have sold copies of 8.
We are a small computer store of course and yes we do push windows 7 over 8 , but most of our clients want 7 anyway, we don't need to push too hard, for laptops preinstalled with 8 we put classic shell (or similar) on when we can, not something I really want to do but man it helps with the endless phone calls