You need to update your propaganda. Apple no longer has the lead in tablet market share.
iOS may no longer be the leading tablet OS, but Apple is still has the largest tablet market share of any tablet manufacturer.
plus it just seems more workable when I can VPN in just like my PC at home.
Isn't VPN for Windows RT not coming until version 8.1 (unlike iOS which has VPN support now)?
FYI, the safety doesn't cycle with each round fired.
The firing pin or "drop" safety does.
"you don't have to use your LiveID in Win8"
Right. As long as you don't want to do things like, oh I don't know, use the email app to get email, or update the stock apps, or have a Calendar, or have an address book - then yes, you don't need a Microsoft account.