@Cameochi, don't tell me you used BOB too???
Hey, IBM said the DESKTOP is DEAD, I think MS bought into that now, W8 being the proof. Well, not exactly dead, but if MS has its way now, it will be different. Basically an overgrown tablet. Some of the video's I've seen show a 'new' laptop with a touch pad that has gestures that makes running W8 much easier. Conjecture has it that new desktops will have touch screens as part of the W8 package.
MS has basically made even more difficult to use W8 like you had been before. Start Menu can't be made to show on boot and 3rd party stuff has been eradicated by removing base code.
Corporations will do the normal denial of the OS, not only for the above reasons. I don't think MS cares? Growth is expected to be in phones and tablets, no PC's. One code base if far easier to maintain than 2 or more. At some point you will have to move to it, maybe kicking and screaming, but it is inevitable.