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I do have them in tiles, but the constant back n' forth between metro and the desktop creates far more movements in workflow. Some apps are assigned to hot keys and start behind metro when I launch them. Also, browsers sporadically start in metro or desktop - not where I choose. A simple option to force where they start would have been smart. (and yes, I know all about the default settings... it doesn't help)
I'm just saying some common sense simplifications (in many areas) would have improved the experience vastly. I could list a ton of things, but they aren't photography-related. lol
IE is the only browser playing well in the Metro sandbox, if you look under Internet Options>Programs>Choose how you open links> one of the drop down options is to always open in IE on the desktop. Once I found that out I was perfectly fine with the new start screen. My only problem is I prefer Chrome but Google is dragging their updates on their Metro Chrome version out longer than probably because of some internal pressure.
I think MS is targeting Google rather than Apple in the short term, with some very well integrated offering between Outlook (new hotmail), Skydrive and SurfaceRT/WP8/W8 and a surprisingly helpful Bing app. For a whole slew of v.1 products out of Redmond, they are surprisingly well integrated already.