This is great to hear. Despite the slogan, Windows 8 has so far been an operating system of personal-enterprise compromises (epitomised by the dual-desktop paradigm) which were only going to weaken the platform.
These bold moves, such as ripping out the Start Menu from ever possibly being reactivated, are great signs that Microsoft are customer-focused. Besides, business can and will remain on Windows 7 regardless. It makes sense to be consumer-centric.