I am not sure that there is an answer for this inquiry, but you are not alone in this. Many people who have decided on Windows 8, have regretted it, and gone back to Windows 7. Yet some decided to give it a try and ended up liking it. It's like the old Vista days are back. Several people, who are experienced techies, don't like it at all. It clearly has a bit of a learning curve, that is harder then Windows XP or 7. That being said, you could make it a challenge to try and learn and adapt to it?
So far I find it a little hard to use. It is not straight forward as win 7. I really miss the start menu and immediately go to my programs. When it boots up, it goes directly to the win 8 icons. Fortunately, there is a way to get to your normal desktop. Once there, at least I can access my programs by putting the one's I want into folders. It kind a substitutes the program list. Another thing I don't like is when I launch a browser from win 8 screen, it opens up in a full page with no menu, address and search bar. When I enter from my own desktop, the browser looks normal. When you expand the win 8 icons, all of them are small and so many that they are not easy to find. I wish that Microsoft gave you an option to revert back to win 7 by an uninstall program or possibly have both win 7 and 8. That could have been easy to do. Now, if I get rid of win 8 and go back to win 7, I would have to do a factory reinstall which means I have to take more time in backing up everything. Maybe time will tell if I can get used to it. The only reason why I installed win 8 is because when I bought my laptop, I got a good promotion at a very reasonable price.