I agree. On my home PC I don't want to be leaning over to touch my computer screen to surf around the net. Or use it for typing when I'm ranting online
Touchscreen makes sense for phones and tablets.
I consider tablets/phones to augment the internet experience. My PC/Laptop are my preferred methods, but sometimes you need the portability.
I can't see myself not wanting a PC at home. I may not need to upgrade it as often, but its much nicer surfing the internet on a 24" screen with a mouse than on a tablet/phone.
I have no idea why Microsoft is being so stubborn. An early test release of Windows 8 made Metro optional and retained the start menu. Microsoft could of won by supporting both input formats. Then they created a disdain for the classic PC setup and tried to force users to use a touch interface with their mice/keyboard setups.
I think Microsoft is losing it. Both the direction of windows and the overbearing copy protection on the new Xbox seem like really bad movies.