I admit it has my interest.
so I read these 2 articles
Basically that guy is moaning that microsoft are improving the desktop experience and have realised that the desktop user still has relevance.
I hope the media are not all like him as they may push microsoft to ignore the desktop again.
I think I will be sticking win 8.1 on a spare rig now to give it a 2nd chance and see what this update 1 brings to the table as well.
To me I have always seen some merits in metro. I see the metro screen as a excellent idle screen. As it can show all sorts of useful info on the live tiles, and some metro based apps are useful such as netflix.
But my issue has always been that the desktop felt like a hack job on the win8 RTM and I was seeing too many bugs, performane issues in my testing but I will give it a 2nd chance now.