The major issue I see with Windows 8 is that Microsoft drastically changed the user interface, without asking it's user base. Much of my time with the operating system has been spent trying to find easy ways to use it. The interface was clearly made for a tablet and would be reasonable for a tablet device. I have two tablets, one running Android and an Apple Ipad 3. They are distinctly different from a Laptop or Desktop. The needs are different and the access methods are different. I could have seen it if Microsoft had made it easy to use the Start Screen (formerly Metro) or the Desktop, but they have gone to great lengths to MAKE you use the START menu. There are few options (some third party solutions exist and there is a way to use the scheduler to run the desktop) to avoid the use of the START screen.
I am working at Learning and adjusting. I have tried to work with "out of the box" Windows 8 Pro but admit I have gone to some third party solutions. My favorite so far is Classic Shell. It is free and it works. I'll let you know more later.