My experience with personal computers goes back a long way.
I started using them in 1979. I wrote my first book about computers when I was 16 years old. I went on to write over twenty of them, paying my way through college.
I've owned and used many different computers on many different platforms. I program in a variety of languages – none of them very well – and there probably hasn't been a day in the past 34 years that I haven't had my hands on a computer.
I got to try Windows 8 for the first time yesterday. And, I've got to tell you, it sucks out loud.
It's not that it's unfamiliar; it's not that it takes some getting used to; it's not that I don't know what I'm doing. Its sucks monkey balls.
The interface is horrible and bewildering. I actually went out and paid for a program that makes the interface behave like Windows 7.
To think that Microsoft is betting their future on this piece of whale dung is beyond all comprehension.
Don't. Buy. Windows. 8.