I've been beta testing and I'm not sure I like it, but that doesnt mean it wont be a success. It doesn't feel like a desktop, I feel like Im on a tablet, which is the look they are going for. I like to know I'm on a desktop, .....when I'm on a desktop. Sometimes "pretty" means less functional, and as these windows OS's progress, they are getting more "pretty". It could just be the case that I don't know how to tweak it yet. Specifically I don't like the interface that comes up when you turn the laptop on, I would rather go straight to my desktop. There is a tweak for this I'm sure, Ill have to dig deeper before I pass final judgement, but I will say that Windows 8 is WAY different. They are taking a risk in my opinion.