Norton AV and Trustworthy are two phrases I wouldn't use...
...in the same sentence unless the word NOT was included before Trustworthy.
In the many moons since I got involved in the PC arena (just about 30 years), NAV has (at least in MY experience) been less than 100% trustworthy. I can't count the number of virus infections I've had to clean up - mainly due to the epic, utter failure of NAV and it's enterprise cousin Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition (SAV). It would take up far too much time and effort I'd rather spend doing other things. Mind you, the issues at hand were all on client computers - Not my own.
And then there's the shenanigans the Norton people pulled while they still owned a contact management app called Act. They would frequently mark their competitor in the contact management arena's link to MS Word as being viral. Never mind the links were quite benign and offered office automation features that allowed you to merge documents with the information stored in the contact manager.
So the REAL question you should be asking yourself - what sort of internet surfer are YOU?
Are you the type who can't resist that email promising a view of the latest bimbo of the week's explicit romp in the bedroom? Or do you automatically file those in the trash heap and move on?
If you DO tend to like living dangerously and frequent sites that should be scaring the pants off of you, then yes, you might want to consider something maybe a bit more industrial strength.
But if you're a reasonably sane internet surfer and avoid sites that are typical haunts for infections, Windows 8 Defender should be adequate for the task.
As others have pointed out, there's the usual freebie AV apps - Avast and AVG. However, I've found they've gone from being a simple, passive defense to being more "in your face" and go out of their way to deliver pop ups at almost every turn making them more hassle than they're worth. You gotta wonder just WHAT were they thinking when they decided to go that route.
You may also want to look at how much, if any Gaming or other system intensive things you do. Most of these AV "features" (and I use that term loosely) tend to suck up system resources - memory, CPU time, etc... Windows 8 Defender doesn't have much of an impact on system performance in my experience. Even with it enabled, Windows 8 seems to be snappier than Windows 7 - and Windows 7 was fairly snappy compared to even XP and most definitely faster than Vista.