I actually do like Windows 8. A lot. Except for the Metro desktop any way.
I installed Classic Shell and a registry file I found that adds a cascading power menu to the desktop.
I also added shortcuts to My Computer ,Control Panel & cmd on my desktop and I am A happy camper.
I do a lot of transcoding audio from one format to another & dbPowerAmp does it a lot faster under Windows 8.
I like the preview/details panbe you can add to the right hand side of the creen in explorer.
I also like the ribbon at the top of explorer windows with large cut ,copy ,paste delete ,rename ,new folder ,new item drop down menu ,properties ,open drop down menu ,& select all & select none radio buttons.
Another cool feature is the All Apps screen.
Right click on a blank area of the Metro screen and a bar slides up from the bottom of the screen. Click the All Apps button and all of your apps are shown on tiles in alphabetical order.
Right click on an app an a menu appears at the bottom that allows you to unpin it from the start menu ,pin it to the taskbar ,uninstall the app ,open in a new window ,run as administrator ,or open the file location.