I have a Surface Pro with touch and a 24" Monitor with touch ( TOTAL AWESOMENESS BTW) and I hate the Start Menu ' Metro ' interface. Its not so much the people will hate it because they don't have a touchscreen monitor as it is that MORE than 95% of the stuff we are running is still using the Desktop. Make the Desktop touch experience better, I mean CHRIST MS, it is NOT Rocket Science.From the articles I am reading it does seem MS is being dragged kicking and screaming to make Windows 8 a better experience. There are many cool and enjoyable things about Windows 8. The interface between Modern Ui and Desktop isn't one of them. If they can fix that with the understanding that 95% of the market doesn't have and isn't going to buy touch screens then they could have a great product.