Not everyone is jumping into Win 8. I'm definitely not. And, based on what I've been reading elsewhere, I have a lot of company. Keep in mind this is a geek site and many of the members here, besides a desire to be on top of the latest technology, many have a need to do so because they work on other people's machines. From what I've read about Win 8 (and I've fooled around with a friend's win 8 machine), the UI formerly known as Metro is too cumbersome for my needs. It's great for people who use tablets or use their computers for email, social networking, light web surfing, etc. but for serious productivity, it gets in the way. There are ways to get many of Win 7's features back with third party programs but why bother with that when Win 7 already has them? Besides, I already have two retail copies of Win 7 Ultimate and one retail copy of Win 7 Home Premium. Win 7 meets my needs so I'll probably stick with it until its last dying gasp 01/14/2020. I have no problems with new technology but only if it actually benefits me and at a price I'm willing to pay.