let’s just say that both extreme sides are wrong. neither is windows 8 unusuable, nor is metro good, easy to learn and use, or intuitive.
once you learn how you can avoid and ignore metro(modern) ui in win8 though, it becomes a very decent upgrade from win7, with alot of improvements to the ui usage paradigms started with vista and 7.
more at the link.
(not doing the usual full cross post because i embedded some images and i'm too lazy to migrate them over to bbcode.)