Post a screenshot of your desktop. Are you the kind of person with 100 icons and other assorted items on there, or are you the kind of person who uses the start menu/screen and/or shortcut keys for everything?
As you can see, I run it spartan, with everything in my start menu.
The only thing on my desktop is my recycle bin...it has two colors, green is empty and red is full. I save most of my downloads to the desktop and its convient to drag them there when I am finished with them.