With a little time and customization, it's very easy to make WIn 8 CP work the way you want it to work. I have been working in Win 8 CP almost exclusively since it was released. This OS is very slick. The Desktop, IMHO, is ready to go, at least for the average person. On the other hand, it appears most of the work still to be done will be on the Metro UI, which many of us will not be spending the majority of our time in anyway. As the new devices, especially touch screen tablets, become more prevalent, perhaps the Metro UI will take on a more prominent role, but I would suspect not so much in my life, but who knows what might happen.