I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. After 5 weeks with our Surface Pros, my wife and I were happy enough with Win8 that I upgraded our non-touch Windows 7 HPE-150t desktop. We've had Win8 running on it for 2 weeks now and we're completely satisfied. As an added bonus, having Win8 on a non-touch computer forced us to learn all the mouse and keyboard shortcuts.I wish! Win 8 makes Vista seem like the perfect OS. It's horrible!
I'm not ashamed to say it: I LIKE METRO! It's certainly not perfect, but over time it's just going to get better.