Thanks Mr Ballmer & Microsoft & The Silverlight Team
Thanks for innovating so that I can have the experience I have had since buying several new Win 8 devices. I am surrounded by screens like something in a movie. Switching between a touch screen laptop and my Nokia Lumina 822 Win 8 phone. Thanks for all the fun. Silverlight team you are not forgotten. The work you guys did paved the road. Not only did it spark many great web apps in the past but the code in xaml is easier to write if you previously were writing Silverlight. Nothing was wasted, it's all good. Lovin the Win 8 experience.
Too bad everyone else doesn't see it like us. They could fix it with just an installation prompt. Do you have a touch screen device y/n. If no, no metro-straight to desktop. A ton of negativity would go away. I showed about 20 of my IT friends how to fix this issue and they said 'wow. I didn't know you could do that.' Changed their attitude in about 3 minutes.
I use a laptop without a touch screen also. I have written several apps, designed web sites and done complicated stuff the average user would never come close too. It still works without a touch screen. Let me clarify what this complaint is saying to those who do not know.
There is a tile that says desktop. So the complaint they are voicing is about clicking one tile that says desktop.
If clicking one tile is a big problem that you make it out to be than Microsoft cannot help that would require an doctor.