Came across a blog post via Daring Fireball, and it pretty much says what i think of the maze of mess that is Windows 8.
He even has a quote from Jonny Ive that says it all about Metro:
“Simplicity is not the absence of clutter, that’s a consequence of simplicity. Simplicity is somehow essentially describing the purpose and place of an object and product. The absence of clutter is just a clutter-free product. That’s not simple.”
I’ve recommended to the parents that they just keep to Windows 7.