There are rumors that OEMs are getting pressed copies of 8.1 already. Well, I guess it IS about that time. Time to set it in concrete. I don't see many good additional user customization changes, though, although most of those could be simple return-of-choice-windows and list-boxes, all easy code to reinstall or re-activate from XP, Vista, Win7 versions. Those shouldn't need testing. "Take out the COMMENT commands and let the paragraph recompile..."
I'm hoping to see more of the next version of Azure/Framework, etc, all the MS tools that Win9 and 10 will claim to use, and hope I can understand the direction that Ballmer is taking us. I still fear the "Always On/All Subscriber" mentality, though. Those folks really need to move to Amarillo or Quemado.