And you missed another point with my last point. People should not HAVE to mod or tweak an OS or anything really just to get it to work how it needs to, especially if the new standards we are changing are not needed and are just being done to have something different. Computers are based around productivity, and when you stifle that productivity by designing the wrong OS for the wrong platform, you deserve to watch your product fail, which is what MS is doing. Win8 sales have been stupidly low, and the vast majority of people dont want anything to do with it. Not just a "small" group of gamers (PC gaming is an immense part of PC's today, and something that needs to be taken into consideration when your OS is the only one that plays a vast majority of them) by the way. Most people who manage PCs in business areas dont want Win8 on their users machines, and people who only use their pcs occasionally will hate having to relearn how to use their own computer because they decided that the standard desktop layout the have been using since before Win2000 was all of a sudden bad.
Custom expansions and mods are there to ADD functionality. Not add something back in that should never have been changed in the first place.