I'm with the antivisterites. Sure, XP wasn't so hot at first but you'd think (or hope!) the guys in Seattle would've learnt a few lessons from that. Instead they came up with the klunkiest OS ever. It's too big, been put together by too many teams, squabbles with itself. And DX10 appears to be a con-trick to get gamers on board (and I fell for it!). I run XP and Vista on the same rig and the difference in speed and accessibility is remarkable, considering that Vista was supposed to be a step foreward. When you're told you don't have sufficient administrative rights to install chipset drivers in a new motherboard, and you're the only user on a home network you have to wonder what's going on. I mean, who does have full administrative rights? Bill Gates? Doh!