@GeforcerFX Great, exactly how I feel!
I like Windows 8/8.1 as well and I rarely use the Metro but it never bothered me. But your all fighting a losing battle in regards to this because people have already decided they hate windows 8 and thats never going to change. Hence why Microsoft is saving that update until 9 because they too have realized this.@GeforcerFX : I feel you man
It was given to me by my university, I tried it on my laptop to test drive it and in less than a week I migrated my desktop too. So I didn't actually buy it which wouldn't make it difficult for me to say I made a bad purchase, although I can say I would buy it if I had to choose between buying an XP 7 or 8 copy.
EDIT: True, no one really needs to buy every Microsoft release, the same way that no one really needs to get into the hatewagon because they are lazy pr-icks (Not referring to you).
Thank you for the big and important input to the thread in question.