Well, it's not a matter of not liking the new superbar rather than wondering why microsoft took a step back when it comes to screen space.
First let me tell you, that i hate having to do many clicks to get to my applications. Secondly that i run a dual monitor setup at 2x1600x1200 for at total of 3200x1200 pixels. Thirdly that i have no need for a clean desktop, as many of you seem to fancy.
In short i like to be able to click once to get where i want, whether it be my x: drive or that nice little ftp program or excel, etc.
If you look at my attached desktop screenshot, i challenge you and Microsoft, to show me how i can get similar setup in Windows 7!
Problem is i really like windows 7, its fast and sleek, but i can not get to grips with the fact that i have to gather all my entries to programs and files in an overcrowded taskbar that only fills half of the bottom of my desktop. Add to that, that the superbar is overly spaced, so that very few items actually can be on it. Last but not least i have to know every icon of my programs to identify them, with no text to help me.
I feel this is a step back...
At least just give me the option, to choose if i want to drag my custom toolbar off the superbar and place it somewhere else.