Several people commented that Win 8 was nothing like what they read in online reviews. Some even commented they had no idea it has a desktop "just like my old Windows". More than one commented that they were going to upgrade to Win 8 now that they had seen it, and a couple said they were going to go buy a Surface LOL.
That's the thing, you see, reviewers and 'other' product fanbois say so much negative stuff that sometimes it near kills a product...because the general public places too muck stock in what the 'experts' say. Like with Vista, the public stayed away in droves because the 'experts' said it was rubbish. Thing is, when Win7 hit the shelves, which in essence is a refined version of Vista, the public couldn't get enough of it, but that's because the 'experts' realised MS wasn't going back to XP and said it was the best OS since sliced bread.
Fortunately, I like to find stuff out for myself. Admittedly I didn't like the Metro UI initially, particularly on the desktop, but having had plenty of time to become accustomed to it, I have to say that I quite like using it now. As for phones and tablets, I prefer Metro over Android and IOS any day of the week... it has a more natural feel and is more fluent in operation. In fact, the iPhone/IOS never stood a chance! I'd already been given a Nokia Lumia 820 W8 phone to 'road' test, so when the assistant handed me an iPhone 5 it fell well below expectations and I handed it back within a couple of minutes... and not because I'm a MS fanboi. The iPhone was lacking in too many areas and simply didn't impress me at all, not like the W8 phone... that just jumped straight out and said: "Buy me, buy ME!"
Now if I had taken any notice of various fanbois and reviewers opinions, I'd likely be stuck with an iPhone that I'd be nowhere near as happy with, so here's for going in and getting a first-hand, hands-on experience/comparison before deciding on tech buys