Productivity on Windows 7 for us has been a increase with some of the features. Stay with windows XP and cry about how poor your hardware support is, much like people did when XP came out and many were still using 98SE or 2000 for gaming machines. I skipped 2000 and ME on my gaming machine entirely. Again, Metro can be turned off, or you can just click a link to your normal desktop and it takes all of .25 of a second to do. Life must be hard if that .25 of a second or the fact that you have to think is so worrying. So let me help you. Close your browser windows, close your open programs, shut down your computer, get up and go focus on breathing, if clicking something is that hard you obviously need help to breathe since you might forget and die.