People are never going to happy with whatever Microsoft does so they were doomed from the beginning but I don't like the system at all. You have to navigate and click your way through a shitload of stuff just to complete a simple task.
They need to go back and look at all the reasons XP was so wildly popular and is still referenced to this day.
Windows 7, as far as I can tell, was quite well-received.
Fuck does this mean any new pc you buy in the future wil have wndows 8 and you can't downgrade?
I'm pretty sure you'll always be able to downgrade, I don't think that'll be taken away.
I personally don't have a problem with it, sure it's different and obviously meant for the tablet market but other than it being different I haven't had any problems.
However, where I work I am avoiding Windows 8 like the plague. Since most of my users are 40+ years old, and very few are that tech savy, I do not want the headache of trying to get them accustomed to it. I will be sticking with Windows 7 for as long as possible.