When they announced Win8, I winced. It's a great lightweight OS for tablets and to some extent laptops. But when they extended it to include desktops also, I facepalmed. It is designed to be touch-friendly, but the vast majority of desktops do not use touchscreens. Desktops, due to greater storage and capabilities, are generally required to be more flexible and customizable than tablets or laptops, and with Win8, it really forces things to "fit" - square pegs, round hole, etc. I really wish MS had just released it as a tablet OS, possibly laptop as well, and allowed their dev team to build something more dynamic for desktops. I realize that touchscreen based OSes, like for tablets and mobile phones, are becoming more familiar to users, but many of us do NOT have experience with the "tiled" motif that they used. The reasoning for that tiling and the odd choices, I'm told, is because they determined that mobile phones/tablets were big thing and they should cater to that. No argument there but... yeah, no. The only way you'll catch me with win 8 is when I have to eventually learn it for my chosen career (IT). Otherwise, I will sit on Win 7 and wait for the next one. If MS doesn't get their head out their (ahem) for the next release, I will jump ship to a non-Win based OS.