Windows 8 is different, but that's not what makes it bad. It almost looks like it was designed for the worst features of cell phones, like butt dialing. There's constantly something popping up that I have absolutely no use for, not trying to activate, and wouldn't have put there in the first place. I'm terrified when my mouse gets close to a corner of my screen, where an unwanted Microsoft intrusion is lurking, and it's not just an annoying popup that gets in the way. Suddenly, I'm in an entirely new screen asking me stuff like what do I want to find? Hell, I wasn't trying to find anything, you idiot. I was trying to read the news. An then if I do try to find something like a misplaced file, it takes me to some site on the internet (usually one that is trying to sell me something that I don't even know what it's for).
Given the direction that Microsoft seems to want its interface to go, I don't have confidence that Windows 10 will be that good. But we live in Microsoft's world and that's just the way things are going to be. We are at the mercy of our Microsoft overlords. They know what's best for us, even if we don't. Just be thankful they haven't sent their armed jack boots to your door to take you away.