So turn off UAC and quit whining. What's so hard about that?
UAC is a good idea on the whole, since it's designed to make the average user stop and think, "Do I really want to do this?" It's annoying to people who know what we're doing, so that's why it can be switched off. If you want to blame Microsoft for something, make sure it's not your own inability to switch off an optional feature. There are plenty of things Microsoft deserves to be blamed for, but this isn't one of them.
In the words of a high profile reviewer, "Damn Vista and Microsoft".
I simply want to move a folder from the Desktop to another folder - on the same hard drive. I'm logged in as the admin. This is not casual, idle play time either.