Quote: Originally Posted by whs
You are right alphanumeric. I would not pay extra either just to get the Metro - there must be more meat on the bone. But I think that the Metro is actually easier for the average Joe who is no geek and only wants to run his/her few applications.
I have tested that with a group of seniors at my computer club and they confirmed my theory. They thought that the Metro would make their job easier.
I have a series of programs and apps installed on my 30 gig partition, and I find the Start Screen allows me organize my frequently used programs much easier and my non-frequently used programs faster and easier. Metro design isn't all that there is to Windows 8. There is still MUCH more to come. Windows 8 on a flash drive, probably built in Skyping, improved navigation, and the such.