So, why in all that's lovely in the land would I want to mess all that up for an OS that - by all accounts of people who actually do more than just check their Facebook page and play Angry Birds - is an obtuse, obscure, convoluted schizophrenic mess? I'm accustomed to having at least 3 desktops when I'm coding and editing and studying in Mint: why would I want to give that up for MS Window (no more 's')? And on top of this: pay for the privilege??? Seriously, it just doesn't... compute.
Something that all too often is ignored or held at no value by developers is: workflow. Windows has enabled a rich multi-tasking environment. Linux has taken that idea even further with multiple desktops. I can't see fitting my current workflow into Win8's restrictive tiled back-yard, and I suspect I'm not alone.