You conveniently forgot to mention that Microsoft HAS FORCIBLY REMOVED THE START MENU. This means that anyone who has learned ANY VERSION of Windows since 95, will not know how to use Windows 8. You also forgot to mention that the learning curve is insanely steep, and that most people will not be able to find what they are looking for, to the point of frustration.
NOT A SINGLE PERSON to whom I have shown Windows 8 Release Preview -- and I have shown it to literally dozens of people, ranging from end users to IT Pros -- will be "upgrading" any time soon. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM asked where the Start Menu was, and the overwhelming majority were not willing to give it even a second look once I told them the Start Menu was gone for good. Of the few who were willing to spend some time with it, most found it too frustrating to develop any liking or desire for it.
The bottom line is, for people whose computers do what they bought them to do, Windows 8 does not fill any need. Microsoft clearly did not take into account that the majority of people are not the least bit interested in having to learn how to use a computer all over again.
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