Boot Up time
It is rare that I boot up Windows 8 from scratch and the time from standby (which I think is probably now the default) is negligible.
With picture based login logging in is now almost fun!
Decompressing a large zip folder
I was almost disappointed when it finished ….
The App Selector:
After initially being disappointed that the start menu was gone (and even trying this hack to restore it) I was then pleasantly surprised to discover the App Screen: