You Windows 8 apologists never give up do you?
You said, quote:
Do you mean the OPTIONAL Windows Metro UI? No need to ever use that, you know...
I pointed out that in fact you DO have to use it for even the simplest of tasks. I also pointed out that in order to add an administrative user, you have to open and use TWO SEPARATE apps. This is undeniably WORSE than Windows 7. I didn't even add the part about how difficult it is for a novice to add a Windows 8 user without creating a new unwanted Microsoft account. Your only defense of this idiocy is:
The Metro UI app is as simple as the Windows 7 app to add a user. It's the same thing - just with different looks...
In fact, no, it is not "the same thing." It requires using two different apps on two different desktop interfaces. It demands the new user create or connect to a Microsoft Live account. And it directly contradicts your original assertion that you can get by without using Metro/Modern Interface.
I could go on and on about how Windows 8's features including the fast shutdown/startup makes virus cleanup difficult or how difficult it is to get into safe mode and nearly impossible to enter safe mode if the video driver fails, but you clearly are a Windows 8 apologist and will find some way to justify these foolish design changes. Microsoft jumped the shark on Windows 8. They gambled that their installed base and mindshare would let them leverage Windows into the mobile world and dropped a pile of junk in our laps. Those of us that have to support it realize how bad it is. Complacency and familiarity is what keeps Windows on the desktop and they decided to throw it all overboard to try to enter mobile. Epic fail.