Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, ZDNET:
Oh sure, Windows 8 does boot faster and it has a few new features, but generally speaking Windows 8 with its “not Metro” interface is junk. I’ve been working with Windows 8 in one version or another for months now and there is simply nothing about it that would make me recommend it over Windows 7 or XP for that matter.
Ouch! And the rest of the article is not much rosier than that.