I "upgraded" to 8 a few weeks back and immediately went back to 7. Hated it. My laptop is only 3 months old and 8 just dragged it down. I had nothing but problems with it.
I will wait for 9.
Oh, and Metro was HORRIBLE.
I upgraded to 8 last night and it is okay but I have my desktop up all the time so it looks just like 7 and I found a start shell to run so I could find all my programs easily. It did not seem to slow my 4 year old computer down but it has been fast since I built it, in fact this has been the longest a computer has ever lasted me and I run all the newest games on it.
If you want 8 you better get it before Feb 1, 2013 because it is going up from $39.95 to $199.95 then.
I, too, installed a start menu shell and I like it because it gives me a sense of familiarity, but the new tiled start menu can also be used. Point your mouse in one of the right hand corners which brings up the option to use the new start menu.
How does everyone like Windows 8 so far?
still hate it. :smile