Hehe, none of this update suff bothers me because I shall upgrade to Win 10 on 2 of my machines. The 3rd will stay as a Win 8.1 machine... unless Win 10 is so compelling it makes me want to do otherwise.
However, the butt ugly UI and sys icons will remain very briefly. That fechen awful start menu with those ghastly looking tiles will have to go I mean, what would be the point of setting a u-beaut wallpaper, just to have that gaudy looking thing pop up when required? And the icons, will last just a few seconds longer.
Microsoft has never ever put out an OS with an acceptable GUI. Vista and Win 7 were vast improvements on XP, which was nauseating to look at to say the least, so one would hope that the trend to improve on previous iterations would continue, but alas, the trend has gone into reverse and the UIs since Win 7 by far have been worse than XP ever was.... what with flat everything and multi-coloured tiles to spoil yer day fer fech sake.
Quite frankly, if it were not for the under-the-hood improvements I likely wouldn't bother. Thank goodness for Stardock apps, hey!