I don’t know about anyone else, but I really don’t like the new Windows 8 Metro UI on my desktop. On a tablet or phone, it looks like it would work great, but on my desktop it’s just frustrating.
Right now on the Windows 8 developer copy, which you can download here, you can turn off the Metro UI by editing the registry:
In the following registry location
Look for the “RPEnabled” key and change its value from “1” to “0”.
This will make the Metro UI go away.