I always feel that Win ME is a prototype / test product for Win XP and Vista is a prototype / test product for Win 7. I am having the same feeling now about Win 8. So far I am very happy with Win 7 and can't find a compelling reason to upgrade. I'll wait for the next, more polished, version, Win 9?
No surprise; the average user is not buying pc's/notebooks/tablets; they are buying i-phones like all their friends. Most of the people I work with use their smart phones for FB, twitter and the internet. The company I work for is slowly introducing new software/hardware and it is unbelievable how inept people are at learning anything new. In the mean time I am going to enjoy using the various OS' that I have. My net book is getting long in the tooth; it would be nice if lack of interest will lower the price of a Surface Pro enough for me to pick one up to play around with.