Yeah, dragging your app down the screen to close it is soooo much simpler than clicking a button to close it. That's annoying is what it is, and people basically spent money to be annoyed and now they're agitated
Think about what you're doing when you click the X to close. You're dragging your mouse to a very small, specific spot at the top of the screen then back down to where you need it. Now all you need to do is a quick random flick up to anywhere on the top and pull down...which you'd be doing anyway when you go back to what you're doing. Best of all though, you don't HAVE TO do that unless you're using the Win8 specific Apps, most of which are clearly built for a touchscreen/laptop/tablet anyway.
And the desktop interface is worse than Windows 7
It's the exact same except for the start menu being gone...you can even pin stuff to the task bar.
Most people are leaving their PC in desktop mode and never going into the tiled interface after the first week of using the OS.
I barely use it either but the start screen in general is great IMO. And the "tiled interface" is the START MENU haha it's not meant to be your desktop on your desktop pc...that's the whole point.
Why do I have 2 versions of Skype on my computer now? The integration is terrible, it's awful, it wasn't thought out.
Why do you? I'm confused, if one doesn't work right don't use it and uninstall it... ? ?
Look I'm not saying it's perfect but it's far from the mess people make it out to be. Nearly everything people complain about has solutions built right into the OS. And some things people complain about (like flicking to close) makes no sense at all when you think about it. Thing that boggles my mind THE MOST is how so many people complain about Windows never innovating and then when it does they just complain because it's too different.