I have it installed as my primary OS and have been exploring it for about a week now. Although I do like several features, I am going to be re-installing 7 because I feel limited in 8. The most frustrating aspect of 8 is the lack of simple menu choices. For instance, I can view photos in the photo app but when I want to export them, open them with another program, or really anything other than just viewing them... windows 8 limits those actions by not providing me with menu options other that four or five basic command choices. It's like having a phone OS on your PC! Even the apps available for it like the eBay app are useless because of these limited menu options, forcing you to go to the actual website to do practically anything other than buy! This format is appealing to a non-user who will enjoy the simplicity of its design. But anyone who likes having multiple options available to them will be disappointed because of the restrictive nature of its interface. The user who doesn't rely on right-clicking to explore other possible actions might actually feel more comfortable having only five or six actions available to them, but people like myself who are not intimidated by having several choices will feel like they have given up any control that they once had had over their files for a smartphone styled PC. The Internet Browser is deficient as well, the back button has moved to mid page on the left for back and right for forward, which interferes with fields on pages that happen to have them located in these areas, inadvertently causing you to switch pages when you are just trying to enter a field. This can be quite frustrating! upgrading to 8 is like taking a step backward in my opinion from 7 to XP. The search feature that made 7 so wonderful has disappeared along with the start menu, which could have at least been retained when you are in the desktop 7 mode that the system has built in. Why is there a desktop and a new start menu? And the answer is because of the new start menu not giving you the choices needed, forcing you to switch between modes to accomplish simple tasks! I am very quick to adapt to new formats, but the changes here seem to greatly limit the freedom you have in 7. The best analogy I can give is using Media center to open media files vs. using media player in windows 7. Media center is more aesthetically pleasing with the way that you open or browse files, however the functionality is severely limited making the user prefer media player. That way if I want to make a playlist of movies to watch I simply select files, right-click and select add to media player, but this ever so simple option is just not available in media center, so I can only watch one movie at a time! These little choices are important and not worth sacrificing for a display that is more elegantly simple. No, I don't think I will keep windows 8, perhaps it is better suited for a tablet. I will explore it for awhile longer to be sure, there interesting aspects to it that I do like.