Really ? Dump 8 for 7 ? And there are actually suggestions here to spend money to do this. I don't get it.

I paid for the upgrade from 7, hesitated for a week or two and never looked back. I run 8 in Desktop mode, paid $5 for Start8 from Stardock to get the Start button back and am loving it. Running in Desktop is virtually identical to running in 7 with the added benefits of the ability to jump over to Metro, adding Multi-touch monitors ( the prices are dropping) and ridiculously quick boot times.

Wait for Windows 9 ? Are you kidding me ? This is already awesome.

Time to start using the other side of your brain.