Originally Posted by ejb222
Secondly, your OPINION of the OS does not equate to it's actual quality.
There happens to be a Windows 8 fan club on this very site. I would suggest in direct contrast to many opinions posted here for the reasons that Windows 8 sucks...it doesn't suck. So for all who say Metro sucks because you don't like it, there is someone who says they love it and so it doesn't suck. It certainly can't suck and not suck at the same time. So maybe it's not a matter of sucking. Maybe its a matter of preference. Maybe it's a metter of getting used to change, Maybe its a matter of not caring that it takes 1.5 sec longer to get to the power options, especially with all the improvements.
1) There is also a Windows 8 haters club on this very site as well. One is no more important than the other. As you said, what works for one group doesn't work for the other. Yes, it is a matter of preference. It is NOT a matter of "getting used to change". I wish people would stop saying that. People know how to use it, they just don't LIKE TO. Aside from boot times, there is no benefit to running Windows 8 at this time over Windows 7. Review after review has shown that the FPS in gaming is virtually the same. The so called "more secure" argument has already been shot down now that Windows 8 has already been subject to attacks. The list goes on and on. So no, it isn't a matter of "getting used to" the OS, I've been using it as a member of MSDN for over 10 months now. I'm used to it, I just don't like Metro. Never have, NEVER WILL. Deal with it and stop saying that I have to learn how to to use my computer all over again. Our company writes software, we take input from our customers and often do what they want, we don't go around telling THEM to "shut up and learn how to use our software".
2) I take it you've never heard or (or maybe don't understand) the phrase "Perception is reality". This is especially true when trying to seperate people's money from their wallets, which is what Microsoft seems to be having very hard time doing with Windows 8.