I'm pleased people like Windows 8, that is a good thing these days. Finding something you like is just one of those things that make life worthwhile. BUT! it's not for everyone I have really tried to get on with 8 on a desktop and I really dislike it.
So, I will stick to 7. I find it more productive for the things I use a computer for, others may find 8 better? I borrowed a pad with 8 on it, yeah, OK as it was on my lap and I could use the touch screen, but not much use for the serious stuff on a limited pad.
I fell in to 7 as if I was pre programmed for it, I found it easy, versatile and attractive looking from the start. Windows 8 looked awful and someone said it looked like an ATM screen, I agree. OK, you can bypass or skip the start screen, err it's still horrible to me.
My feelings are that Windows 8 was released far too soon after 7, this may be Microsoft's efforts to unify an O/S on all platforms, understandable from a business point of view, but not good as a practical working idea. A tablet/phone touch version plus a desktop version with optional touch in my opinion would have been better.
Oh and the other thing that will probably annoy some is the way Android works so much better on phones and pads, just my opinion.