@Jim Young: Windows 8 needs some ProTools exclusive agreement or something and better WASAPI support from professional audio hardware before it will really be accepted.
I don't see why. All the major players have good ASIO drivers that will work just fine with Windows 8. Cubase, Pro Tools, Reason, all work fine under Windows 7 and there is no reason they will not under 8. WASAPI is an application API, right?