It is the shame this thread has attracted nonconstructive anti-ms haters.
BS. Most critics of W8 were anything but.
Haven't you noticed that that most "traditional" haters are actually very shut about Windows 8? Where's the traditional FSF campaign for example? (no bad-Vista and 7-sins this time). Easy: Because there was no need this time around... (I've noticed that quite many Linux users for example actually like W8)
It's the traditional MS strongholds who are furious about Windows 8.
But keep telling yourself that W8 fails because of "hatorz". That's the ticket apparently.