Anyone else using Start8 to make Windows 8 bearable?

II recently purchased a new Samsung Series 5 laptop with a pretty awesome touch screen. After a few days of using the laptop I realized I really didn't like the way Windows 8 worked. I hated having to swipe in order to move between windows. I hated not knowing what was running minimized. I hated not being able to simply close a window when I was done with it. What I realized was that I really didn't like Windows 8 new user interface and I wanted to go back to the desktop. Then my friend told me about Start8 by Stardock. It basically turned Windows 8 into an awesome hybrid. I strongly suggest it if you miss the start menu and the desktop in general.