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Bottom line is that Metro is for "Windows 8 Apps", not "Windows Apps"... the latter being "real" Windows apps as we all know and love, and the former being lightweight apps that run on BOTH the desktop and WinRT. For applications appropriate for the portable space, that's probably the way to go... the *only* way to go if you want to target WinPad (Windows 8 tablets). For Line of Business applications that will require a more desktop experience, the full .NET is probably the way to go. (If portability is needed in such cases, I could see making a "light" version of an app with simpler controls and fewer features with Metro as a side-by-side addition to the main desktop app written against full .NET... that's pretty common these days for road warriors with iPhone apps that let them do some things for work while on the road, while having full features at their desk.)

Regarding WinRT appearing on the desktop, it does indeed, but only for Windows 8. (AFAIK there will be no WinRT mode ever for Windows 7, Vista, or XP.) This is done so that apps written for WinPad will also run on the Windows 8 desktop... it doesn't mean that WinRT is the "real core" of the Windows 8 desktop, or even the most important aspect. It's just something added to the desktop experience to let you use your Metro apps on both types of devices. This would be analogous to Apple creating a means to let apps for iPhone run natively on Mac OSX.

So, again, I figure it's not a replacement API, but a new additional API that has its purpose, just as the full .NET experience also has its purpose.
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