The thing is, Microsoft is marketing Windows 8 completely wrong. The thing is Microsoft wanted to create a mobile operating system, just like Android and iOS. They did that and called it Windows RT. Obviously they needed a new interface for a mobile operating system and it's pretty obvious that currently applications wouldn't run on it. So they needed to create the Modern UI and the Windows Store Apps.
They also developed the successor to Windows 7 at the same time. So they included all the features of Windows RT as a BONUS.
There's no need to use it and all the features of Windows 7 are still in there. They just allow you to run these mobile apps additionally on your Desktop PC if you want to.
I've been using Windows 8 for quite some time now, and overall it is the better Windows 7. And for all those asking: Nope, I was not forced to use any Windows Store App ever at all. I've been using the Desktop the whole time and only need to use the new Start Screen. But what's so bad about it? The tiles? Come on, the desktop with its icons is nothing else... The only difference to the old start menu is that it's full screen. But why would I want it to be as small as it was before? I use it to open a program... I don't need to see the rest of the windows in the mean time. It's basically the desktop as a start menu. And the tiles are actually better than simple static icons, since they can show you additional information.
Edited by CryZe, 24 January 2013 - 09:38 AM.
The poll would've been more interesting if there were 3 options: "I tried it and I like it", "I tried it and I don't like it", "I haven't tried it".