I work at a company that does both Mac and Windows apps deployed to customer's desktops. So we *HAVE* to stay current and support all the new Microsoft and Apple OS releases. Windows 8 is the future, it's just that the future really sucks. The only thing keeping my spirits up for now is the hope that Microsoft comes to its senses and makes Windows 8.5 or Windows 9 suck less. Honestly I don't have much hope left, they are still pushing the tool ribbon and pretending it is a success. Microsoft doesn't like to admit it made a mistake, even when the evidence is overwhelming.