One way that Microsoft is making Windows Threshold more of a Desktop users OS is by including a feature called "Virtual Desktops". This is where there are mutliple "Desktops" that each can have different windows and applications open and they are independent of each other. Linux has been doing this for years with different interfaces and I was a fan when I used Linux for years. This won't be enough to make everyone happy, but it is interesting to see that they are taking us desktop users seriously.
Microsoft is considering bringing virtual desktops to Windows Threshold. The feature, which is already on other platforms like Ubuntu and OS X is currently being tested and is said to have similar functionality to that of Ubuntu. You can activate the desktops with a button on the taskbar (subject to change) and there are keyboard shortcuts that let you jump between active desktops.