I built my new PC last weekend and dropped back down to Windows 7. 8 was full of annoyances that I don't have to deal with anymore. This system is fast enough that any performance improvements with 8 are unnoticeable outside of dedicated benchmarks. And the desktop doesn't look like some cheap Windows95 clone. Good riddance. I'll take a look at 8 again later if MS gets serious with it and patches in some user requests.