I´m gonna say something here...
Nobody in this thread -(Forgive me if someone did and I missed it)- has mentioned anything about how the goodies for skinning the OS has been taken away.
The "Blur", Aero, DWM transp. etc.
I am an artist & a Skinner foremost so to me THAT makes win8 Suck ! BigTime.
I used Win 8 home for about 3 weeks and personally thought it was an extremely ugly version of Win 7 without the startmenue with the MetroUi "on top" of it.
Maybe it´s faster, but that is of no relevance to me if I can´t make it look as good as I want.
Windowblinds 8 is around the Bend & if Neil somehow Magically made all the Glass etc reappear on 8 then I will prpbably make a U-turn on the subject, but as for now.
As a Skinner I have to agree with the OP.
I put it on the wife's PC.. was on there about a month, neither of us could get used to it.. I found it clunky, flat, ugly and imo.. any speed improvements over 7, I didn't notice.
Just ZERO reasons for us to keep it on there.
Her camera wasnt supported neither was her printer..
reformatted, put 7 back on..
Everyone happy again now.
Consensus, yes.. Win 8 does, truly suck. (and yes, we gave it 'time')