Yeh, so why ARE people running 8 on a dedicated HTPC? There is absolutely NOTHING in Media Center in 8 than warrants it, and many useful 7MC apps no longer work in 8MC.
I have a perfectly working 7MC that runs everything I want. Why would I want to go to all the pain of upgrading to find things are broken. If MS had given 8MC some love and actually added some new features, I could possibly understand it.
Odd. Really, really, odd.