I truly dislike Win8 as my photo-editing machine. Any errant move of a mouse towards a corner or an edge results in Ballmer’s explosions of absolutely useless-to-me services that DO require I stop what I’m trying to do and cancel those applets. Such a numbing, worst-than-useless, productivity-robbing platform for graphics-editing. “Oooh, but it’s got TOUCH!!” Yeah… riiiight.
Taking Win8’s UI back to Win7 is a small step for menu choices, but still, WinXP’s Start Menu customizations were so much more thorough than Vista, 7 and certainly the near zero level of 8. But I really don’t spend time oohing and ahhing over Start buttons or the various options. I want to get to work. I want to accomplish a task without Ballmer’s crap being vomited up every time I try to access a Minimize-Maximize corner motion.