I've used every version of Windows since Windows 98 and I've also used many different Linux distros over the years, but I always end up coming back to windows. At first, I hated Windows 8 but once I got used to it, I love it. I use the start screen for news, weather, email, Wikipedia etc. basically simple things and I use the desktop for everything else. Once I got used to not having a start menu, I don't even miss it anymore. My laptop doesn't have a touch screen but I think even the new UI works fine with a mouse. As far as stability, in my case it is just as stable as windows 7. As far as apps, the Windows store still has a long way to go compared to Android and iOS as far as variety and quality, that's my only real complaint. What is your opinion?