Hi there, I am referring mainly to the modern UI. But there are stuffs from early windows 8 that they have made different (which I am referring to "complicated) such as shutting down the PC, booting up to safe mode, getting rid of the start menu and making start screen a mandatory feature for desktops. I think the start screen should be just an option for those who are not using a touchscreen monitors. My experience with windows 8 is comparable to leaving a new hired maid alone in the house for the first time who took the liberty to re-organize your home. When you get back home, it's like "Where are my stuffs!!!".. I only explored the start screen when i first got my Win 8 machine. But never really used it.