Just posted the below in relation to another Windows 8 post on this site.
germ-x, I think a agree with you that the OS has been pushed out the door, as there seems to be still a few issues with the OS in relation to bugs, my experience below
"Just an update on my Windows 8 experience, last night got the my first BSOD, well it's actually different from the normal BSOD's you get with other Microsoft OS's, it's actually quite humorous, you get the blue screen with a SAD face and an error message, just put this down to a once off. Actually happened after a reboot. Well after rebooting Windows 8 again tonight got the dreaded BSOD again. Reboots and work fine again, but couldn't really depend on Windows 8 at the moment.
Not sure what is causing this, could be a driver incompatibility, although I did download the latest drivers for all my hardware and updated all my software.
Needless to say I re-imaged my PC back to Windows 7, Thank Buddha for the Image I created before installing Windows 8. I think the OS still contains some bugs that need to be ironed out, so will hang on until there's an SP1 out at least, never had any such issues with Windows 7 with the same PC.
Wonder if any other people have experienced these BSOD's in Windows 8 yet? "