surfisup1000:nathan: and I see lots of users who love the tiled Metro interface in Windows 8 / 8.1
Designing Windows is like choosing pizza topping for over 1 Billion users, everyone has their preferences
UI Design does not have to be a static one-size-fits all process.
You can design so people can change their 'topping' as they see fit. Apps that support 'Skinning' is an example of this .
It would have been so easy to have a desktop mode / metro mode. 99% of the controversy would have been negated had MS done this.
Agreed. It's not like there wasn't plenty of feedback during the beta stages about this very thing.
There are a number of great changes in 8, as it relates to desktop mode...