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You can now customise your Metro start screen with 25 colour combinations, and six different patterns. Each colour combination includes a base and a highlight colour, which are used by Metro applications as well as on the start screen.
The Windows 8 Metro start screen is the hub of the next Windows, with live tiles that give at-a-glance information and launch both desktop and Metro-style applications. The core Windows 8 applications have new tile designs, with new live information.
Windows 8 will allow you to buy additional features, like Media Center and DVD playback, online. In the RP all you can do is install Media Center, using a code from the Windows 8 preview web site. The final version of the wizard will include payment tools.