ScuL:charsleysa: I really hope they don't, those who cannot use the Windows 8 UI either are incapable of change or wish to be ignorant to change.
I enjoy the new UI, it makes things easier. In fact some things are easier to do on Windows 8, but the only thing that springs to mind that's more difficult is pairing a bluetooth device because it requires an extra step.
How about don't fix what isn't broken? The previous interface has worked fine from 95 onward to NT, 98, ME, 2000, Vista and 7 and millions of people are accustomed to this workflow.
The best solution to this problem is to allow the user to choose - and this has not been allowed - instead people have been forced, and now Microsoft are crawling back on their decisions..
What you find easier may not be easier for another person. It would be much nicer if the OS was a bit more customisable with the ability to pick different themes (i.e. Aero Glass vs. Metro). Switch start menu on or off, switch metro launcher on or off, change sizes / colours of menu's and so forth and allow people to create "UI" presets that can be distributed across corporate networks to keep the business happy. If they had done that the resistance would not have been as strong.
This kind of thinking is the incorrect way to look at windows 8.
You say don't fix what isn't broken, but windows 8 didn't aim to fix the desktop. The aim of Windows 8 was to provide a new generation of UI that would be the same across all devices.
The new UI hasn't removed any functionality, it's just changed the look. All the things the start menu had are still there, there's still an "All Programs" section, there's still a "My Computer" it's just called "This PC", etc.