It's better because it doesn't gimp the system. Unfortunately there are some Metro interfaces that are just apart of WIn8 and you will need. Also, as much as most of us hate Metro...there will be some useful Metro apps....some day So we want a way to bring up Metro WHEN WE WANT IT. Instead of being beat in the face with it. This does exactly that. It's also less obtrusive and doesn't require people to go digging around for Win7 files. Both major pluses. But metro still loads at startup with "Start is Back" correct?