This. Windows 8 was driven by powerpoint market analysts, not people who want to do work on computers.
Two things here.
1st - In order to be a powerpoint market analyst, you would want to do your work on a computer as opposed to, say, a cave wall (shocked me too!)
2nd - Please tell me your source regarding the driving force of Windows 8. Just because you may not like it, doesn't mean you speak for everyone who does work on a computer.
I do work on a windows computer and if I frequently use a program I will not access it from the start menu as unnecessary effort defeats the purpose of using a computer. I will pin it to the task bar or create a short cut on the desktop. problem solved.
The problem with windows 8 is not metro, its the same problem that has existed for every new version of windows - things either move or disappear. Metro could have been implemented better, but its a step in the right direction. I really hope they Iron out the creases in Windows 9, if they don't, well...