What was so bad about ME compared to 98? It seemed like it was just a bunch of overblown hype, with no noticible differences. Also, the only real issue I had with Vista was the incredibly slow vendor response in making updated drivers. Also, driver makers could get the works for windows vista logo by only making 32 bit drivers, which left a lot of 64 bit OS users with non-functional hardware. With 7, MS changed the logo requirement to requiring support for 32 and 64 bit OS.