I recently got Windows 8, I really like it myself. The screen with the boxes that you always see in the adverts is actually just the Start screen, the rest is pretty much like Windows 7. It's really great in my opinion.
To me, it's not that good because people have certain styles for computer use. The touch screen was pretty catchy to me, but making some of the mobile versions of it to tablet style with a click-on key board really caught me off guard. And apps? I really don't know what Microsoft was thinking about. I just know that people like their computers the way they arelike windows 7
Well.. First of all, I didn't like it for my computer.. So I decided to reinstall windows 7 back, and well most of my tablets and phones have a look alike to windows 8 so I guess that's fine... But it isn't made for computers... My dad didn't like it... And he had been fixing computers since 40 years -_-