This thing will make Win8 almost like Win7. It lets you jump past the Charms that aren't charming and use the desktop pretty much like before and it's free.
Microsoft got so much flack over it, later this year Microsoft is coming out with Windows 8.1 which will let you get around the Charms screen.
Best Win8 tip, if you get somewhere you can't figure out how to get out of, press the Windows key.
Every new version of Windows has issues that are annoying until you get used to them, but I don't think I would ever have come to an accomodation with the Charms. After installing the above app I'm reasonably happy with 8.
Edited by Thot, 26 August 2013 - 07:46 AM.