I'm throwing the flag, bullshit on the field. Windows 8 works IF and ONLY IF you do everything the "Metro Way" which is so obviously designed for tablets and tweeting twits and social shits it fucking hurts.
With XP didn't want the Fisher price? Took all of 2 seconds to switch to classic and you would NEVER see it again, or you could use one of dozens of themes released the first 6 months that would make it look like anything you wanted. With Metro even if you use third party tools its damned near impossible to 100% kill that fucking Metro and if you are one of the millions that have a laptop that the generic synaptics touchpad drivers won't work on? Either buy a mouse and carry it with your laptop forever or throw the laptop in the trash because you will NEVER EVER get rid of the fucking Charms bar! And once you look down for a second and when you look up find you've been "charmed" and have lost the last 3 - 5 seconds of work thanks to Charms stealing focus and it does that over and over AND OVER throughout the day? You'll find out why so many have a seething hatred for that fucking OS.
What all those Win 8 lovers is simply gonna have to face is THE ENTIRE PREMISE IS STUPID and I can prove this, ready? Where does Windows 8 work best? Tablets and touchscreens, don't take my word for it, just count how many times Sinofsky said touch during the win 8 reveal, it was like 30 times in a 10 minute presentation. Fine but why do people buy Windows? What makes you pick Windows over say Android or iOS? Windows programs which aren't touch enabled and which make no fucking sense and are painful on a fucking tablet!....Argh!