Microsoft almost has it with 8.1

With Windows 8.1, Microsoft is one single step away from achieving perfection (in terms of background customization). if they would just let me choose one of their Start screen backgrounds to use on the desktop, Windows 8.1 would truly be in a state pure transcendance (again, in terms of what you can set as a desktop background).

What I can't believe is that I can't even find JPEGs of the Start backgrounds anywhere on this here Internet.