Anyone who has been messing with Win8, can you answer two questions?
Can metro be disabled? And does the Win8 desktop retain all functionality from Win7? (gadgets, right click menu's, use of docks, to name a few)
No and No.
Right now, Windows 8 treats the desktop a lot like how Windows treated DOS. It's a box you can go back to. But you're "supposed" to live in Metro. The desktop is designed for legacy apps.
The problem is, Metro doesn't make a lot of sense for desktop use in its current incarnation where everything MUST BE FULL SCREEN NO MATTER HOW TRIVIAL. With Metro, it's not Windows. It's Window.
(incidentally, I don't have a problem with Metro as a tablet OS, but as a desktop OS? insane).