Steele Johnson wrote on Nov 19, 2012, 16:42: I'm loving Win8 with my new system. 10 second boot time and even shutting down is almost like turning off a light switch. The resourse management is reasly good and all my games seem to perform really well. I was surprised that all my drivers worked when they did. IMO, this is the best Win OS yet. And who really cares about the tiles? I just go directly to the desk top app when the system launches. I really don't know what all the fuss is about. The Windows key finally makes sense now.
So you're big selling point is boot times?
Seems to me like you would have been better off running windows 7 off of a 64gb SSD, and it would have cost as much as upgrading to windows 8, but instead you'd still have the snappy boot times AND you wouldn't need to go through the hassle of extra steps to get to the UI you're using anyway (The desktop.)