Originally Posted by pbmpharmacist
Look, I felt the exact same way you did a week ago. I thought Win 8 was complete crap. But I read some really positive reviews and decided to put the issue to rest. I tried Windows 8 for a week on my wife's laptop. I had to force myself to use (first day was really, really bad) it but I'm actually enjoying it now. Just because you don't like it and you haven't given it a chance doesn't make me an idiot for installing a "steaming pile of crap".
PS - I don't give 2 shites about Ceton tuners.
Didn't intend to insult any users, only the OS itself. I also couldn't care less about Ceton network tuners. It's just a major example of how WMC is broken in Win 8.
I guess use a PC a lot differently than you. I saw the negative reviews and didn't believe them. I wanted the latest and greatest and was looking forward to the speed boot times and other improvements. So I tried it myself and ran into limitations and frustration at every turn. I tested it very thoroughly for several days, and things only got worse. While it worked fine with WMC, everything else was so crippled I couldn't stand it. In my work I typically have at least a dozen apps running and need serious multi-tasking capability. This is completely absent in Win 8. In fact, just about all advanced features have been dumbed down, well hidden or completely removed, similar to how Microsoft has destroyed their Office software in the last few versions.
If you like Win 8, that's great. But it makes me angry to see windows ruined like this, so I'm going to keep voicing my opinion.