I am not one of those who is strictly against Windows 8. I run it in virtual and find some aspects quite interesting.Windows 8 is far and away light years beyond Win 7 or any other Microsoft OS that ever existed
But the above statement is really exaggerated. It may be a bit faster for those poor souls that run on spinners, but on a SSD you do not really notice much - it is the same as Win7. And the fact that MS upgraded their flimsy MSE is not rocket science either. Use a good AV program in Win7 and you have no problems.