Not sure which world you are in, but in the age where humans dont have elephant arms for holding their hands up all day every day messing with a touch screen on a desktop, it sure isnt this world where windows 8 Does suck. This is primarily a website for IT and Developers, people who make things/work for others, if you want a site that is about the average joe with his laptop, go ahead praise it all you want, but this is news for nerds, and according to nerd usage, yes, it does suck.
I am not sure what world you are in, but Windows 8 does not require touch for anything. The primary input scheme for desktops is the keyboard and mouse and Windows 8 does nothing to change that. You comment implies to me that you either have not used Windows 8 on a desktop or you are purposely trying to mislead others because you don't like Microsoft.
I know what this site is about and have been using it longer than you have (compare our account ids) and I have been a software engineer for my entire career. I think it is totally relevant that any advanced user or novice can use Windows 8 without any touch-based gestures.
It is true that Windows 8 adds application APIs which provides developers with tools to natively support touch-based input, but virtually every Metro application I have used supports the keyboard and mouse without issues in addition to gestures. I can even play games like Angry Birds which were designed solely for touch using my mouse.
Please explain to me what you cannot do with your keyboard and mouse in Windows 8 after receiving a 15 minute introduction to the new UI features (charms bar, etc)?