Vista, like ALL PREVIOUS VERSIONS OF WINDOWS needs a few patches to become good. From the sounds of it, SP 1 was a huge jump. If you forget to adjust a setting, you will have an issue. Like someone said before... XP was nice that you didnt do anything and it works. Hell its been around for years, it should be like that.
Windows Vista only has around 9.5% Of the Market
right now. While XP is 75%. When XP was as old as Vista is now... XP only had only 29% while 2000 was at 42% and Win98 was at 15%.
Going from XP to Vista is a close battle at least, its not like we are debating on wether to use XP vs 2000. So, i exspect the market to go slower.
Me personaly for a long time, and probably 90% of the typical society dont understand the difference between a Microsoft issue, and the Application Issue. For instance... I have had Firefox crash on me 3x since i was writing this, going back in forth between tabs. Some flash games will freeze up on Firefox, and with a 10% chance of a Blue Screen of Death... But.... If i do it in IE7... Well its 100% computer crash. IE7, sucks... bad move Windows, But Firefox crashes way to much... is that Mozilla issue or Microsoft issue? My desktop with Vista has never crashed since i put the new PSU in there.
Froze for a few seconds on wow at one point, but thats a setting in wow i fixed and havnt happend since. So before you point your finger at Windows, make sure that its not user error, or Application error. Vista isnt user friendly to get everything just right... But in my opinion... you cant get everything right in XP, but at least you dont have to do much.
Sorry for wall of text... =/