Possible to use Windows 8 and avoid this "metro" garbage?

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http://forum.xda-developers.com – Basically. I'm only switching to W8 as long as I can get rid of that crappy start screen, add a start button, boot straight to the desktop so I can actually get stuff done quickly like I have for the...past 10 years :P I've seen that you can add a start button, but is there anyway to remove any of the other crap? Honestly I feel like I am better just using W7 till they get it right (hopefully) with W9. Or whatever they'll call it. But, I've heard it is faster. (HowTos)