You won't find a negative review from anybody that has actually tried it. Like most things online, there are a lot of people complaining and writing about things that they have no actual clue about. It is faster, slimmer, and has no likely compatibility issues upgrading from 7. If you don't like Metro, then install ClassicShell and you have a very much upgraded version of 7. On top of being optimized, there are also quite a few perks for power users and basic users alike (ReFS, Storage Spaces, Hyper-V, full RDP8.0...).
Right. Because no one who reviews Windows 8 negatively actually tried it. Sound logic to be sure.
To anyone interested in Win8, I'd say Snives just made it completely clear he's not going to give you a fair review of Win 8. Anyone who dismisses negative reviews with the lame (and so easily falsified*) statement "they haven't actually tried it" more or less exemplifies the concept of a "fanboi."
PS This is not a commentary on Win8, which has its fans and its detractors, just on Snives' grossly biased take.
*"A long story made short. Windows 8 might be (emphasis on might be) useful on tablets or systems with touch screens. I found it to be a step backward from Windows 7 when I installed it on a mouse/keyboard based systems. I installed Windows 8 the first day it became available and I used it for a couple of weeks
. I did the education steps including finding shut down, adding apps and understanding navigation but found Windows 8 cumbersome to use. I have reinstalled Windows 7 and I am now waiting for Windows 9 (or 10)."
"Update 14 Jan 13: I've been using Windows 8 for more than a month now
and it was originally annoying but stable especially when coming out of sleep and hibernation, but after numerous updates it's morphed into an unstable mess. It becomes unstable when the display has been turned off by the computer for longer than 4 hours or when coming out of sleep or hibernation, becoming generally unresponsive to most actions and usually requires a reboot 70% of the time. I can manage to reboot using CTL ALT DEL to access the reboot option but have given up on trying to save any work because they usually get corrupted. When in use the OS is very stable though. At this point I'm trying to decide on dropping back to Windows 7 or moving on to Linux."
"Windows 8 is without a doubt, the most dreadful desktop operating system I have ever used