How to shutdown Windows 8 PC/Laptop

I just started using Windows 8.  One of the first questions that I had was: How do you shutdown a computer in Windows 8?

The answer is:

Swipe or move your cursor from left to right (off screen) on the right part of your screen THEN back onto the display to display a vertical menu.  This is a little tricky with a touch pad on a laptop.

Click ‘Settings’ on this menu.  Then, on the Settings menu, click on the ‘Power’ icon.  This brings up a small menu that has an option to ‘Shutdown’.   Click ‘Shutdown’ and your computer will shutdown.

Quite convoluted.  Hopefully, this has been improved in Windows 8.1