i admit. i was reluctant to buy a new PC, and was actually thinking about buying a Mac, because of all the bad reviews Windows 8 got. but i was forced to use it because my sister gave me a new laptop as a Christmas gift. and to be honest, i LOVE Windows 8. is it a little confusing confusing when i first got it? yes...as is anything new and unfamiliar. but once i figured it out, my experience with Windows 8 is better than my experience with any other Windows before it.
and I have never had a PC that booted of this fast before. windows 8 literally boots right up as soon as you press the power button. there's no loading screen or anything. it literally goes straight to the login screen.
and windows 8 gives you a lot more ways to customize and personalize it than any windows before it. when i first got it, it took me more than an hour to set up not because it really takes that long to set up but because of all the different ways you can customize it.