Just out of curiosity, I was wondering how many people have not updated to 8.1? And if not, why?
My laptop is running 8.1, yet due to OS instability caused by sound card drivers with 8.1 (and no 8.1 driver update available) my Desktop is still only vanilla 8.
However since I have several Stardock products installed - Start8, Modernmix, WindowBlinds, Decor8 and Fences 2 - I am more than content to stick with the vanilla version. (After Start8, Modernmix is probably the next most useful as it allows you to run Modern apps in resizeable Windows. The others are just aesthetic icings).
Overall I have an OS that looks and behaves like Windows 7, customized to the way I like my OS to be set up with the benefits of most of Win 8's under the hood improvements. So far, I have not encountered any barriers being stuck with Vanilla 8.
So, is anyone else sticking/stuck with the Vanilla version of Win 8? And if you are what is your reason/rationale?
EDIT: Just had a look and a 8.1 beta driver was released a week or so ago for my card. I've decided I'm still sticking with the Vanilla version though)