Metro UI SucksAdmit that it failed. You (Microsoft) introduced it with Zune HD, and Zune HD failed. You crammed it into Windows Phone 7.X, and Windows Phones failed (so far). Most people do not like Metro. And now you are forcing it into Windows, the de facto standard desktop OS. The Metro UI is inefficient, it is ugly (at least not attractive) and it is confusing.
You removed the start button and the start menu, which had been the symbol of Windows. Now when I want to open a program, I have to press Windows key and scroll through the big inefficient tiles. There are some other gestures to go to the tiles, but they are not as easy as pressing the Windows key.
It is wasting space. Look at the screen almost 40% of the screen real estate is wasted for useless green background and another 50% is wasted on the padding of the tiles.
|Captured from Microsoft's Windows 8 promotion site|
Metro Applications Are Not For DesktopsHow many people would like to use a full-screen application on a desktop monitor? And using mouse and keyboard? We already have smartphones and tablets that can show one application at a time. We use desktop PCs because they lets us do multiple things at the same time, on one screen. Switching between full-screen applications on a desktop PC is pain in the lower back. With a mouse? Microsoft, do you think we are 8-year children?
The Good Things...Other than Metro, there are not so many differences that I could notice from Windows 7.
- Enhanced Windows Explorer with Ribbon UI.
- This is good, I like it.
- Enhanced file copy dialogue
- Finally! I definitely like this.
- Slightly different Aero
- Well... No objection to this.
But all these small enhancements are ruined by the big drawback, the Metro UI. Please give us an option to remove Metro UI, for desktop PCs. Or else.