So, as the title suggests, thread is about Windows 8. You can post your thoughts and constructive criticism here. I say constructive, so that you can give an honest and good reasons, as to why you like or don't like Microsoft's newest version of Windows. You can make comparisons to previous versions of Windows and comparisons to the Mac OSX and other operating systems, do whatever you like.
Here's my take:
I'm a person who has been around Windows computers most of my life, I've used MS-DOS, 95, 98, ME, XP, vista, and 7. At the beginning of my college year (2012, this year), I had to purchase a Macbook Pro for school purposes, and not because I wanted to. Having the Macbook gave me different perspectives on both operating systems.
Shortly after buying my Macbook, I installed the Windows 8 Release Preview onto Bootcamp, which has given me quite a bit of time to use the operating system and learn its quirks and quarks. The best things of the new Windows for me, is the integration of my (or yours) microsoft account into the operating system. All I had to do was log in with my Outlook account, and it took care of Mail, Facebook, and Twitter all at the same time. Skydrive is also an integral part of Windows 8, which allows me to work with all of my documents between both of my operating systems, and on any other computer.
Windows 8 boots much faster than any other operating system I have ever used, and it beats Mac OSX on it's own computer, even with the boot selection time. Windows 8 runs much faster than Windows 7, yet not quite faster than OSX, but not far behind.
Windows 8, though great as it is, does have it's draw backs. I for one, found great use of the Start Menu, and was sad to see it go. That sadness, was easily overcome by downloading Start8 by Stardock, which resurrects the start menu, but it is still an inconvenience.
The new start screen, though great for touch screens, there is little use for it on non-touch screen devices. While it does give a nice look, and maybe there will be more apps that are more mouse friendly, rather than made to touch, it's something that many people use as a reason to stick with Windows 7. Start8 also covers the start screen side of things to, by automatically going to the classic desktop on start-up.
I still find use in apps like Mail and Facebook, but beyond that, I will be using Windows 8 as my gaming OS and OSX as my productivity (writing and video production) for now. This is a good thing for me, so that my gaming and school are kept separate, and I will be less distracted.
Anyways, that's my take, I hope I didn't talk about everything, cause I want to hear what other people think.