Win8 is not as bad as folk think it is.
Though I wish there was a built in way to toggle between Metro and Start Menu (not the hacks that even my new Asus shipped with but not installed), I actually am liking Win8. I really like the new FreeCell game which I had to download as an App (but it was free). I didn't want to buy a new computer right now, but ol' betsy (7 year old PC; nearly 5 as a Win7 64-bit OS) finally died on me (over the years, had to replace a memory module, power supply, and video card twice (just recently; heat sink fan on process went bad as well so had to replace the whole heatsink along with the Video card). This time, I think the power supply bit the bullet. I made a vow, after spending around $85 to fix it last time, that I wasn't going to spend another red cent to fix it further. All I can say now is how blazingly fast my AMD 8 cpu (4 core) system is. Even my XP VM (typing this now in it) is 4 times faster (no joke) then before and now videos play flawlessly and even GPU acceleration in Virtualbox works right (before not so much). I do see that for those who like orthodoxy, they would hate Win8, but I guess I am more adaptable then I thought. Just goes to show you that don't knock something til you try it. Besides, because I use my XP VM, I still have a Start Menu so it's like having your cake and eating it too. I wonder if I can use my Win7 OS license again as a VM (probably not since it was intertwined to my last system). :)