@magicalclick:I have not managed to install it yet as I was having a DVD drivers error. Anyway, I have just purchased some blank DVD's and it is installing now.
My initial reaction to the comments in threads, is that this your frustration was anticipated, with people like me meing maligned as anti-Microsoft when I am exactly the opposite. For something as important as Windows, they really should have spent an equal amount of resources on the traditional desktop as they did with the new metro. As it is, they have put all their eggs in one basket, and things are looking pretty bad. If you look at the Jensen Harris video, all he has to show is a new task manager, whilst pretty and functional it is hardly a compelling reason to upgrade for the 400 million+ existing users.
Jason Zander stated that a lot of the databinding functionality is yet to be added to Metro style apps, and they all they are good for at present are RSS/JSON feeds and fart apps. Windows Vista was seen as a failure unjustifiably. Windows 8 is just not ready because it offers developers no compelling reason to create software for the platform. I will upgrade to Visual Studio 2012, but probably won go further than this beta