Windows 8 is ineffably horrible.
The initial color picked looks copy-pasted from 16 color mode from the (normal) display property.
Metro redefines the meaning of suck.
Internet Explorer's GUI is hardly customizable and sucks no matter what you change.
Windows Explorer's ribbon menus aren't customizable, are over-sized and the alternative menu bar is too small.
Windows 8 sucks up 800 megabytes of RAM in VirtualBox, completely asinine.
There was one improvement though, you can hide favorites in Windows Explorer in the folder panel.
It's a 9 to 1 consensus among people who aren't Microsoft employees (who try to pass off as non-Microsoft employees), Windows 8 redefines fail.
I'll be sticking with XP and likely long after Microsoft stops releasing security patches or until I can find a Linux distro that doesn't beg for me to waste time in the console every 20 seconds.