as windows 8 user, i like it much. i guess that, the swipe gestures are bit weird on the mouse. i use shortcuts for a few things, and it seems to work better that way. the new progress bars are great, and the boot times are faster. i like the start manu alot, and the ease at which i can change my account settings and find programs. after using the "exploded" metro UI start menu, i sometimes wonder how i got along fine with the previous start menu, and the "all programs" lists.
i only play guild wars 2 right now, but on my steam account, the leisure suit larry alpha runs well (for an alpha), and saint's row: the third runs well. i replayed through both borderlands games, without issues.
overall, i like it - i also own the surface tablet, and have yet to move my alt pc over to windows 8 (i think i may leave 7 on there, just in case). occasionally my hitachi 2TB doesn't show up, but it also has a click of death, and it's definitely a HDD issue for that. i enjoyed the 12 minute first time setup on my SSD, also.
Edited by rgrwng - 3/27/13 at 1:57pm