[QUOTE=Crazedgoalie56] I am still skeptical of how well the regular desktop will function considering it will be an app, that usually translates to slower. At least it does in my experience.[/QUOTE]
Your thinking about the regular desktop the wrong way. Think about the Metro Desktop app like a HTML5 program calling a fast C++ program. The actual desktop is still C++ and blazing fast..it isn't any slower that the old one. The only thing that is slower is launching of the desktop, but the human eye can't tell the difference in speed.