I'm seeing allot of people not liking the new metro start page...well you do have a option to use windows 8 with no metro. you can run win 8 DP and disable the metro and still use all the other new features. it will not have updates enabled and it won't show activated. I disabled the activating process so that I can use this O/S as long as I want to without expiring. I'm guessing that when RTM does come out that it's going to be pretty hard to first get a copy with out buying and then being able to activate it. So I'm pretty happy being able to use win 8 DP with all the new features enabled and all the programs I use work fine..so the choice is ur's..you decide.