People who have criticized Windows 8 with more than just the single line sentence have actually given good reasons as to why subverting the user paradigm on the desktop, by making the desktop a Modern (once called Metro) app, and not the other way around is conceptually wrong and that whole misconception then translates into a user experience which is lacking in many respects. And this leads me to the second quote:Now that Windows 8 has been in the hands of consumers for the past several weeks, talk of the new Modern UI casting a dark shadow over the Windows platform has somewhat subsided. Many have discovered that the new Windows installment just isn't the monster many critics tried to describe.
This somehow implies (although I'm not sure that is your objective intention) that one day desktop PCs will become nothing more than a glorified, supersized smartphone or tablet, where you can't have more than two programs on your screen at once. The underlying conceptualization that the Modern UI will take over the much superior desktop on proper work computers is not only outlandish but also ridiculous. It's actually akin to saying that DOS is better than Windows. If you don't like or need to multitask, perhaps (and even then we'd be having an argument about it).But as we've seen since the release of Windows 95, the desktop will likely pushed to the side in favor of the Modern UI just as DOS has with each new release of the Windows platform. DOS is still there (Command Prompt), and Microsoft will undoubtedly do the same with the desktop, tucking it away and out of sight.