Welp as I predicted, it looks like the Classic Theme is dead and gone from Windows 8.
About time, too.
Oh God, the bitching will be endless.
There's some really nice stuff in Win 8, but I don't have a tablet or touch device, I think they really need to have a standard start menu and way to disable metro for people like me.
Completely agree. Hopefully they'll listen to their beta testers/developers.