So .. I bought an RT and was pretty happy ... until Google and MS wnet to war and now the RT is pretty useless for gMail. Until then I was fairly happy working in the Win 8 environment. Tehn MS was great to me and allowed me to upgrade to a PRO. Since I already use a Win 8 largely in Win 7 mode on my desktop I thought this would be fine. The problem with Win 8 on the PRO is that the PRO is really made for Win 8. The screen is smallish but Win 8 and the stylus solve the scale ... if you can get Win 8 to work with Win 7! 1. file management ... even with third party add ons to replace the mssing explorer 8, win * apps generally can not even do a good job of saving a file UNLESS you have set up all yur folders in Win 7! This is crazy but ry saving an email attachment to a new folder! No way to make one from gMAIL touch! 2. share ... sharing is intrinsic to Win8 ... only t doe snto work with all apps. The old right button elgance of having a menu pop up that can use emails or apps? gone in Win 8. Why? 3. email/calendar/contact integration .. bye bye gMAIL means you are stuck with the largely dysfunctional win 8 apps. OK I can run my gmail from Chrome but chrome does nto integrate very will with win 8 apps. Will Outlook for Win 8 fix this? 4. One Note ... it actually works in the PRO because of the pen BUT there is no way to selct part of the screen other than text! How long since anyone built a graphics app that could not do cut and paste? 5. THE $$@ Start Button .... Mama Steve B doesn't want su to have one? OK, then why didn't he put the same fucntionality into tiles? Why isn't there a simple tool for adding apps as tiles? Why isn't there a recent app tile or a recent files tile. Yeh .. you can add on Start buttons but then you loose a lot of the power of a touch screen. 6. Howsit that Alt Tab and hover on lefty edge give two different sets fo running apps?