I hope someone from Microsoft reads this, as they very well may learn something, here. People hate being treated like idiots who can't use technology unless it's bright and colorful. Rather, people want customization so that they can "force" the computer to better meet their needs.
That said, when I talk about "customization" I realize there's an equilibrium here, as too much customization leads to confusion, especially if the user is technologically challenged. However, I'm not really talking about hacking the registry, or making invasive modifications, I'm talking about things as simple as resizing an app, or moving it out of the way to allow the user to look at a different window, both of which are so easy to do on "old" desktop apps.
Of course, this proves once again that the nerds will generally get what they want, even if it means reversing the major decisions made by the ones responsible for producing the OS itself. Hackers find a way, which in instances like this, proves to be a good thing. Thank you, Stardock!
Then again, maybe this is irrelevant to me, since I have plenty of desktop apps, and don't really need any not-metro crap.