If you're working directly with files, what scenarios require metro at all? I can (for instance) edit, rename and upload a pile of images or transcode heaps of video with reformatted subs and jiggered audios without using metro (or having to hit start). At worst right-click menus still have everything they did before, and that's how I do most of my productive shit. I can only imagine using start a lot if you're constantly opening and closing apps without files.
That's kind of the point I was making. If I'm mostly sticking in the desktop environment, using functions and file menus that already exist in Windows 7... why wouldn't I just stick with Windows 7? I don't doubt that I'll eventually
upgrade to Windows 8 (or 9, or whatever) when it becomes absolutely necessary, but unless Adobe kills Windows 7 support on next year's Creative Suite, there just doesn't seem to be any overriding reason why I should put Windows 8 on my editing rig any time soon.
Of course, this is all coming from a guy who stuck with OS X 10.5 on my MBP until early this year, so I may not be an entirely typical case.
By the way, DaveJB, how did you install Win8 Preview on Bootcamp? I tried that and it told me to go fuck myself and find a legitimate 7. Is there some sort of an update I need? I have 1.7.5 on an early 2008 macbook pro.
I just used it as normal, stuck in my Windows 8 Preview DVD, started up Boot Camp, and it worked without any trouble. Are you trying to install the 32-bit or 64-bit version? From what I've heard, some older MBPs (even the ones with Core 2 Duos) aren't compatible with the 64-bit version of Windows 8. You might also want to try burning a DVD if you've been trying the USB installer, as I've heard that can be troublesome on some Apple computers.