Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Custom OS Windows 7 Home Premium x64 CPU INTEL Core i5-750 Motherboard ASUS P7P55D Memory KINGSTON HyperX Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866Mhz Graphics Card MSI N240GT-MD1G/D5 GeForce GT 240 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 Monitor(s) Displays Samsung SyncMaster B2430H 24" Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
PSU ANTEC TruePower New TP-550, 80 PLUS®, 550W Case ANTEC Three Hundred Illusion Cooling COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus, 3 x 120mm 1 x 140mm Case Hard Drives Intel X25M Gen2 80GB, 2 x SEAGATE 500GB Barracuda® 7200.12, SATA 3 Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 16MB cache Internet Speed 20 + Mbps Browser Opera 12.17 Antivirus Avast
Both are a good indication of how an awful lot of people think, right or wrong.
It was impressions that sank Vista more than anything, and will likely sink W8 the way things are going. Well that and the fact that W8 actually has some /genuine/ usability problems beyond the mere teething issues Vista had...