Before Microsoft pulled access I downloaded a copy of the Windows 7 beta and got a product key for it. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to install until today because, well, I was out of blank DVDs. Since my Intrepid Ibex install on my secondary drive died a sudden death (I rebooted into it after a session in XP and X.org just wouldn't happen anymore... I'm not good enough with Linux to have figured it out without a lot of work, but I'm lazy and a wee bit apathetic so I didn't feel like it), I even had a nice empty drive to install it on for a quick test before making what I assumed would be a quick transition to what all of the glowing reviews make out to be the new hotness.
Boy am I glad that I didn't skip the testing phase and "upgrade" on blind faith. Windows 7 sucks, it sucks hard and it sucks long. Everything was slow as molasses to load, response time on simply opening context menus or switching window focus was atrocious and even basic web browsing was laggy and slow. Unless a dual-core AMD64 with 4gb of RAM is below the recommended resources to open Windows Explorer in 7, it's just a dog. In fact, even if that last thing is true, that's completely ridiculous, and it sucks because of it.
So anyway, back to checking out Linux distros in search of one that won't mysteriously bork.