@evildictaitor: From what I can tell, most of the drugs consumed are consumed in California. Any who...
Things to note:
1) When I upgraded a Windows XP computer, not one application was migrated.
2) You can easily use Windows 8 without significant use of the crazy start screen.
3) $40 for Windows 8 Pro is a steal.
4) If you add media center, your computer will suddenly restart.