I've been using Windows 8 for a week and a half now, and even after viewing some YouTube tutorials on Windows 8, I still have some questions: Is the Metro/Tile screen pointless if you don't have a touchscreen? I don't have a touchscreen on my laptop, and even if I did, I wouldn't use it because 1) I don't want fingerprints on my screen and 2) I prefer using my mouse. In any case, I'm trying to figure out if the tiles can still benefit me if I don't have a touchscreen. For the most part, I find myself pressing the Windows key and working on the desktop instead like I've always done.
Another question is how come when I go into Internet Explorer 10 on the desktop, it looks like the usual IE (web address bar on top, favorites, etc), but when I go into Internet Explorer on the Metro/Tile screen, it looks very minimal and different (a black web address bar on the bottom of the page)? Is there a reason I'd want to use the latter?
Thanks in advance for answering my questions and giving me any tips you might have. I really do want to take advantage of the benefits of Windows 8, but I'm having a hard time figuring out what those benefits are.