When you say fugly, that's an understatement. I've never used Vista/7/8, but I switched to Linux instead. There's ONE software I need to use under Windows, so I run it in an XP virtual machine. But the last version does not work in XP, so I just installed Win10 pro in a VM. What a monstrosity.
First you need to spend an entire hour clicking various [Do not send my personal data to MS] in 10 layer-deep trees of disorganized (purposely hidden?) settings.
Then you have to get rid of all the tablet user interface (it's a PC, not a fucking toy).
Then you have to try to make sense of the usre interface and try to make it more (impossible) or less look like the old but simple and efficient Win95 explorer window. The simple menus (File, Edit, Help...) are gone, instead you have a 150 pixel high mix of icons, unaligned text, non-clickable symbols, etc...
The style itself is 'aesthetically pure' or some shit like that, meaning that some designer decided to get rid of the limits between graphical elements. Meaning you don't know anymore where you can click, what is a button or a mere decoration. Everything is offwhite and jumbled.
Then the language. I can only purchase Win10 in my country's language. As most people know, you can debug only in English (try searching for error messages in other languages...). But there's an option inside to change the language. Great. After clicking it and 10 minutes later nothing happened (100% CPU), I killed it a few times. Finally overnight it installed. There was no feedback as to what was going on. And the result is a mix of two languages in the various interfaces.
But wait, there's more. The aliasing on the fonts make your eyes bleed. There's an option to adjust it where you click on various choices, but they are ALL way worse than the default. WAY WORSE. XP had perfectly sharp fonts, why would I want fuzzy looking fonts with random dark groups of pixels inside them ?!?
What a festering pile of steaming excrements.