I hear what you are saying and am not against Ms at all. It does create good OS's but they also create failures. Look at vista vs w7. It is no contest and working in the it support field, I see what people struggle with. What my biggest concern was, that there are people that still prefer xp to w7 because they are scared of change. How am I going to explain to those people to go to w8? I really wanted w8 to succeed and I found it feels wrong on a desktop. If Ms just kept the option to change to the the classic start for those who hate metro, I feel that would solve the problem. I know I am going to get a lot of people that uses the basics of computers to take metro off....
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What we need to keep in mind is that despite what some think, this is no where near completion, there is a learning curve for people used to the "old" ways so I would expect some changes, and I would expect some form of learning tool similar to what Windows 95 had. We cant rule out the start button returning either, although I no longer miss it.
For new users though I do think the situation is somewhat different, metro seems basic and that is its point, it is also easy to use, al be it in a basic function, which to be fair is what most people who are not tech savy want.
Take outlook, or outlook express or live Mail as it is now. I can promise you that most users don't use even a third of what they are capable of doing.
MS will have all these stats and would have seen similar trends, by an large, the large chuck of the general public will use the mail client to download their email, look at it, then delete it. which is exactly what metro apps would be good for.
They funny thing is, I use it too, if I have something more substantial that needs done then I fire up outlook but on the whole, its not used that much any more.
And this is where I really like the metro idea, because it is very efficient, IF you can and are able to set it up right ( I do take on board the learning curve though)
as for convincing folk to move to it, well, for jo blogs the problem would be a lot less if they actually used it rather than read FUD on the web written by people who have either "heard x y z" didn't bother using it at all, or didn't give it a chance. This alone is going to be the biggest battle MS has to face, it happened with WP as well, and they lost that one. I think they completely underestimated the power of the web where perception is everything and facts mean nothing.
In the work place its going to be more of a financial difficulty, I have plans already in place for migration and I really like where it "could" go, Company app hubs, messaging, email (exchange), Win 2 go, the app hub alone would be very handy, the problem comes down to finances, app development, system upgrades etc, but the work force will learn and from an admin point of view it will save money, after the initial outlay of course