bill - 7:28 am on Jan 4, 2013 (gmt 0)
Ditto. Great summary. I tried to approach Windows 8 with an open mind and wasn't thrilled in the beginning either, but I started off with preview builds. Once the RTM was out I downloaded a copy and replaced my home machine's Windows 7. I was determined to give it a chance.
The new "Metro" start screen was what threw me most. On a dual monitor PC I didn't see the point...and still don't. But I hardly ever see it. I don't bring it up except when I'm searching for programs, and I simply work off the desktop. It's not really hard to work around. The other new additions to the OS have made it worth the change for me. I've just converted my main Vista workstation to Windows 8 and it has been a great OS.