to be fair, that wont be hard I think there are only abut 42 Vista users left
+ I think its only quite recently that Win7 got the best of XP as the most used windows and I read 2 conflicting reports recently ... (cant find them when I need them of course) 1 said XP , the other said 7 , so I think its only recently tipping which when you think abut how long XP has been out there is quite amazing.
I do remember the fuss when XP came out though
it was slammed as well, I actually liked it from the get-go (I think, its been a long time and my
memory ain't what it used to be) but most of the problems were as you say driver/application support based which will probably not be the case with 8.
Your apps and devices will still work under windows 8 .. you just might not be able to find them~!@
Still using 8 here in the VM which I read everywhere is not a fair way to judge it, its still fast but still very annoying especially without touch, which is daft cos when I am in there using photoshop or VCC etc the last thing I want is touch...
If I want to test in IE I have to be careful that I get the 'real' IE and not the app since with the app I cant see anything else I am doing, multi-tasking-a-no-no.
Sorry but its stupid, on my Android phone it makes sense since I have 4 inches or so to play with, on my dual head 27+23 its laughable.
I really think this could go oh so very wrong for microsoft, Metro might make Bob and ME and Vista UAC look like a mere flesh wound next to this.
Or I could just to too old and stuck in my ways (perfectly possible) , luckily however I still have my charm and good looks to get me through