I never knew why someone should buy win 8 for a desktop computer...
Then I bought it last week for my computer, mainly just for the leap motion. Only 30€, why not.
Now I really started to like it and also bought the upgrade for my notebook!
It isnt that bad at all, just different. Okay, no startmenü, but as exchange, something that has the nearly same functionality (only the search field is missing) which is just bigger and has the same accessibility. I also like the Metro user interface now, it more than just having the most important software easily accessible.
The performance is amazing. How fast win 8 boots is pretty sick. When the bios of your mainboard finished, it normally only takes 2-3 seconds until you can log yourself into win 8. I do NOT have a SSD! Just a normal harddisk with sata. So in effect it takes up to 8 seconds until I am on the desktop.
I once read a blog, where win 8 was compared to 7 or even xp. There has so much negative happened and I thought only "wow, people should buy this crap?". So far I only miss aero...
But I have not dissmissed my win 7. But I mainly used Win 8 in the last days.