I will add the same thought as in the other Forum:
Win 8 navigation seems intuitive once you have set it up the way you want it. Yes, I have installed Classic Shell and will on Win 8 Pro (I am assuming here that something similar will be available in Win 8 Pro). But For most apps I do NOT use the Classic Shell interface. I use the Shortcut Toolbar that I made and set up on my taskbar. I could have just as easily pinned the Programs folder as a Toolbar on the Taskbar, but I do not often use many of those apps. I put my oft used apps in my Shortcuts Folder so they so up on my Shortcuts Toolbar. I use Classic Shell for other things, like Favorites, Control Panel, etc. I could have just as easily set these things up as Toolbars as well. And after using them for a few days, the Start Orb would seem clunky.
The whole point is set this OS up the way you use it. I have, and I've posted many of the ways I have done this in various threads. When I first visited Win 8 I also said, "No Way"! But then I started researching how to customize this OS. And it accepts customizing very well.
Yes, when Win 8 is released there will be a lot of grumbling, after all right out of the box it is so different, and we will be busy in this Forum. We will be even busier in Win 8 Forums. But getting through the learning curve is so much easier with some minor customizing. One of the biggest problems is to get people to read through some of the posted threads. In a Win 8 Forum I participate in, the majority of posters never look at any other threads, including the Customization or Tutorial threads, before asking a question about how to find their apps, or how to shutdown or how to get to the desktop, or any other topic that has been discussed at length in another thread. I guess human nature is impatience.
Others have suggested a training manual be shipped with Win 8, or downloadable with Win 8. If people will not read threads, what makes anyone think they will read this manual? My belief is that initially many more Win 8 OS's will be downloaded than bought retail. People most likely will not even see the downloadable manual if one were presented.
By the way, another question Drew, What advantage do you find with the Taskbar on the Right side of the screen? Does this interfere with the Charms Bar?