Rick, this site is one of the most popular for IT professionals, and many of us here are the guys who've had to answer "Yes, I'm responsible for decision making for my organizations IT budget." on the Technet and MSDN surveys.
We're not the typical end-user consumers. We're the guys who have to schedule and present training seminars. We're the guys who have to do the upgrade rollout, and justify buying sometimes 1000s of site licenses and oftentimes all the hardware necessary for the new software upgrades. We're the guys who have to look at the CTO or CEO, straight in the eye, and tell him "This is necessary, and these are the benefits".
I can NOT do that with windows 8. The benefits are FAR outweighed by the hassle and cost. I also work in a mixed environment, with many engineers working on many 'Nix and OSX boxes. The moment MS wants me to do ANYTHING to the BIOS that is even SLIGHTLY inconvenient for GRUB or LILO, MS will find itself off every machine in the organization, on it's ear, in the parking lot. The few windows loyalists we have will be easily re-trained using the budget we once used for purchasing windows and windows software.
Since you clearly don't understand where you are, I'll forgive the fact that your consumer-perspective analogies are completely irrelevant here.
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