np2003 - 2:50 pm on Oct 30, 2012 (gmt 0)
Why "RIP"? it's too early to tell but you sound like the crew who said Windows 95 would flop because "MS Dos" was just so much faster & better.
btw Windows 8 demand already outpaces Windows 7 and how many of those did they end up selling? 650,000,000 copies.