Dades wrote on Dec 5, 2012, 22:12: You're using Windows 7 with an annoying tablet interface bolted onto it that you manage to ignore and very minor under the hood changes. Stop trying to deceive yourself that you're somehow blazing a new path that "tech elitist geeks" somehow don't understand.
Windows8 is a far bigger step, even in the desktop mode from Windows7, compared to what Win7 was to Vista. The under-the-hood changes are quite massive in some areas. Printer driver stack is rewritten (and the last time it happened was in Win2k) where you save half-a-gb space on hard-disk and a very real functionality improvement when talking to computer printers over home networks. If you every had issues keeping printers connected over WiFi to the PC, then move to Win8. SSDs are managed by the OS (if you set the storage interface to AHCI) to the level where no third party utilities are needed. Kernel idle time handling is improved to the point, where you get 7-8% better battery life on laptops. Desktop rendering is hugely improved. DirectX has been expanded to run better on low power devices (well that was needed due to WinRT tablets) Security is further improved in how memory regions are managed for different applications.