bert_the_turtle wrote:Dunno about you, but I spend most of the time using applications, not launching them. My screen space is therefore mostly used up by various application windows. Where Metro could shine is switching between applications and views or using them concurrently. Use an editor fullscreen, press one button to split the screen in the middle, bring up browser in other half, copy information you want, close/hide browser, editor goes back to fullscreen. I essentially already use a four tile layout when coding, but it's cumbersome.
I hate to give the Mac credit, but it has this nice built-in feature that you can easily flick all your windows to the edges of your screen to view your desktop, use an icon and then switch them back. I keep forgetting the name mainly because I don't use it (I use Macs at the office but I only use a browser and lots of terminals over there, so not really relevant for me).
I personally love the taskbar system that you can just use with Win-key + number (or of course the mouse). My desktop is filled with files, not icons, since I never use desktop icons (I always have apps on top of it anyway) - the Start Menu and taskbar are always visible and therefore perfectly usable.