Never 10 is a good app which is actively maintained, and thanks for adding, Mark.
That's okay, Seth, anything to support the cause...er, thread.
As for my capitulation, conceding defeat, MS ensured it was inevitable. Despite programs like GWX Control Panel and Never 10, Microsoft has been enabling Win 10 upgrades via Scheduled Maintenance rather than Windows Update.... a method I believe has not as yet been addressed by 3rd party developers. In fact, I'm not sure that they can, being that Scheduled Maintenance is probably performed separately via a closed/encrypted MS channel. I may be wrong about this, but I don't know how else to explain the following....
I had 'Never 10' and 'GWX Control Panel' installed on the 2nd of my big beasties with Win 8.1 installed, yet it rebooted with Windows 10 two mornings ago... thus circumventing both programs, which I believe act like some kind of firewall that prevents MS downloading/activating Win 10 on one's PC. As Scheduled Maintenance is a different process that interacts directly between MS and the OS, these 3rd party programs won't be completely effective in preventing Win 10 installing until they are updated [if possible] to disable installation via Scheduled Maintenance.
I've also heard from a few friends, etc, that the 'roll back' function has either been disabled/greyed out, or worked okay but was reversed a few days later to restore Win 10. I had both instances happen to me, so yeah, I believe this is happening to people. Such is the aggression of Microsoft to roll Win 10 out to over a billion devices by 2020, people are not being given a choice... and for mine, there has to be something illegal in what they're doing. For a start, I doubt there is anything in the TOU or EULA of either Win 7 or Win 8.1 that states users are obliged to upgrade to any future OS. Secondly, the physical/hardware component of the PC is the property of the user, much like his or her home, meaning that MS is guilty of breaking and entering/unlawful entry/burglary... or of hacking and vandalism at the least.
In a nutshell, Microsoft has become the tech bully boy of the world and has made many enemies through its tactics. Me? I wouldn't say I'm an enemy, but I sure as hell don't like what they're doing. As for the 12 months free then $119 thereafter,, being that Windows was never its biggest money spinner anyway, Win 10 should remain free indefinitely to show good... er, better faith on MS part. Moreover,. MS should allow people to move to Win 10 in their own good time... to show EVEN BETTER faith.