I managed to skip over Windows ME, I went from Windows95
to Windows2000, so I really cannot comment on ME and retain
anything approching journalistic or intellectual integrity.
My honest suggeston is don't depend on rumors, download the
ISO and burn it to a DVD disc, then take a SPARE hard drive
and install windows8 on that hard drive and "play" with it.
then you can talk about how you hate it with real intensity.