Granite, this was in 2007 but still, I couldn't stand it. I guess it's like that with any new operating system. And Windows 7 runs fine on this P4 and it doesn't even have HT (P4 515)
did you run the 32 or 64 bit? i was running the 64 bit, figured why not cause i had plans on going to 4 gb, but instead built a new rig, at first it was a x2 5000+, then onto a core2duo e7200, both had 4 gb of ram, and both ran vista without any major problems (there were your typical problems, but nothing to really bad talk vista about.)
dunno, like some, i just didn't see anything wrong with vista, and if anything 7 was just a rebrand cause it already had that stigma attatched to it. even the complaints against vista now on brand new hardware are hard to fathom for me, i have both installed right now on my current rig, and they both perform almost identical.