Very sad, without using a product you simply have no rights to make judgement calls. And I would rather say such statements are passed by Fanboys of the opposite camp. FYI, Windows Vista was an awesome OS. Faster than Win7. It was simply the negative hype around the product (maybe by people like you?) which made Microsoft to launch Win7. Ofcourse on a desktop Win8's Metro GUI is a farce and useless, but everything else about it is almost like Win7 with the added bonus of speed and performance.