No, they haven’t removed the interface, just the name. Under threat from the German retail firm Metro AG, Microsoft is now ending use of the word Metro to describe the new Start screen and controls.
From now on, the terminology will be “Windows 8-style UI” and “New User Interface”. I’m not sure they could have gotten any blander with those two.
When asked for a comment by Peter Bright of Ars Technia, Microsoft said:
We have used ‘Metro style’ as a code name during the product development cycle across many of our product lines. As we get closer to launch and transition from industry dialog to a broad consumer dialog we will use our commercial names.
You can read the short write-up over at Ars Technica.