For many users Win 8 is a poor desktop experience. The Start menu, which has been a major feature since Windows 95, is gone and a new Metro interface is now in its place. Ive been used Win 8 for some time now and dont like using the new headless desktop.
Several vendors have released Start Menu replacements for Windows 8. Most are just average but Start8 by Stardock is brilliant. Now Im enjoying Windows 8 and all the many new Win8 features. Thanks Stardock! See http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/