For a long time I thought that, yet again, I would be stuck with a horrible amalgam of old and new elements in the UI but I recently discovered that it is possible to customise the krap out of the way Windows 8 looks. I’m still tweaking this but I am really happy with it already. It is how I have wanted my computer to look for years and finally I can do it in Windows. Once I have it exactly right, I’ll post a few more screenshots.
Custom Windows 8 Theme