Taking a peek at Windows 8 three months down the line. I can't help but feel that the OS would quell a lot of the hate out there if it released an update returning the Start button and adding an option to boot to the desktop.

That being said, I've been using Windows 8 for a long time now—sans Start button replacement app, even—and find that I almost never see the modern-style Start screen. The "hidden controls" are second nature now, too, though my wife still gets stuck on the desktop when she has to use Win8 with a mouse rather than a touchscreen.
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