I will leave a comment, but I will not accept the free license prize nor touch windows 8 with a 39 and 1/2 foot pole. [Feel free to award me the prize and keep it for yourself when I vehemently reject it (and I have tried the beta)]
Windows XP IS the pinnacle of useability for MS user interfaces.
Windows Vista/7 did not really improve on it any, simply made a different version of equal usability.
Microsoft deserves to burn for Windows 8.
The User Interface is a bad Geo Cities website design from the late 90s.
It could or should have been designed around Xp/Vista/Win7 functionality. (even for Surface)
Although I applaud Start8 to help hapless individuals who had Windows 8 forced upon them unexpectedly through a name brand PC purchase, I cannot condone anyone who enables MS' behavior by intentionally using Windows 8 over Xp,Vista or Win 7.
Stop encouraging the madness...