To what you have said, I will just add this. After using Win8 for, @ least, 3 months, except for the Applications folder on the Taskbar, it is fine 'as is'. That is to say, w/out adding 'outside' stuff, retro-fits or a lot of 'tweaking'. There was a time, @ the onset, when I was trying a few things including, the Shutdown & restart buttons. Then I found a Power button that would sit in the System Tray but, that won't stay there in the RP. In actuality, > Charms > Settings to get to the Power button is really not a bothersome ordeal... and that's all I'm using, now... more Win8 'as is'. & it's quite ok.