The Windows 8 interface might take some time getting used to. Especially if you're used to the XP/Vista/7 environment. Also, if you're on a desktop/laptop, you might find that Microsoft catered a bit more to the tablet/touchscreen market with Windows 8 than they did to the regular PC/laptop/mouse market. I still haven't used the new Windows 8.1, so I don't know what changes that one might bring.
To me, Windows 7 is probably the strongest Windows version so far. Maybe even better than XP and 98. That said, I don't have any harsh dislike towards 8.
As Thief12 says, Windows 8 is designed to be used on a tablet. I just recently bought a new laptop with Windows 8 built in and I couldn't work with it. If you are using it on a desktop pc it's going to be a lot harder to navigate and complete certain tasks than doing it with a touchscreen.
Windows 8 takes a huge step away from the classic pc concept, so if you are fine with that and maybe already using a tablet, just go for it.
If you'll have to do a lot of work-related tasks, then I'd recommend using Windows 7 as it is just more established in companies.
I've used Win 8 for more than half a year and it is great! Not problems with installation, or with working. For me it it even more stable as Seven and works faster.
One drawback is the UI: I needed some time to familiarize with that.
Win7 booted more than 1.5 minute... now I need 20...25 second to have my desktop ready (no hardware changes)
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