For WinME I can completely agree. That was said to be the version of Windows 98 with all the bells and whistles turned up to 11. But it crashed and caused so many troubles that it deserved it's name in infamy. Vista wasn't as bad as people recall. It had steeper upgrade requirements, but get a PC that could afford some extra clock cycles to run it, and it wasn't that bad. Bit bloated, but that's the price you pay for more features.I like generally like Microsoft, but Windows 8 has put itself with Windows ME and Vista in OS user dissatisfaction.
I think Windows 8 is falling in-line with Windows Vista. Deep down it's generally a good operation system, but only when seen under ideal conditions. In this case, that means installing a 3rd party "Start is Back" type of add-on that cleans up the perceived Metro problems.