At no point did I say it was childish.
Originally Posted by Relic
Well I like it and it's defiantly no more childish looking then iOS.
Stop putting words in my mouth.
I like Metro for Tablets and Phones. On there it works very well because its clearly geared for small screens and fingers. When my iPhone4 contract is up I'm seriously considering a Nokia Lumia 900 if the iPhone 5 is not up to scratch.
Desktops and Laptop, however... Yeah no
Metro on desktops can be summed up with three words:Complication through Oversimplification.
Yeah its pretty and all that; but its a waste of screen space, nearly everything I do in windows 7 and Mac OSX now requires an extra click in windows 8, the interface is very obscure and the layout is illogical:
Why is the shutdown button in the settings and lock screen but not in the main menu?
Why do I need to open the Metro settings panel to open the system settings (control panel)?
Why is the control panel in Metro not linked in any way to the actual control panel?
Why do metro apps not appear in the task bar?
Why is there two independent versions of Internet Explorer on a desktop?
Whats the point in Metro when opening the file browser or any other standard desktop application throws you out of metro and back to the normal explorer desktop?
How is Metro supposed to replace or enhance the standard desktop when its applications are limited to a single full screen window with clunky task switching?
What is the point of the "snap" feature when a normal floating window can do the same thing with far more freedom?
Why has the start button been replaced with an arbitrary hot corner?
A hot corner requires the mouse pointer be in the very corner of the screen, how are you supposed to do that comfortably on a tablet without triggering another function?
Why do I need to go into the task manager to fully quit a Metro application?
If its tablet oriented, why is the mouse friendly desktop still there?
I asked myself all these questions in the first ten minutes of using windows 8. Nothing about its interface makes sense. It either needs to be all Metro (downgrade to the 80s in terms of productivity) or be all Explorer Desktop (in which case its a pointless minor upgrade to Windows 7).