This article here is my favorite explanation of WEI, written by a non-fan, with great clarity: Engineering the Windows 7 “Windows Experience Index” « Revelations From An Unwashed Brain
All of this reminds me of my car building days. The world seems to split into two groups: those who feather their nests and those who........ do not. Do I really need those $1200 rims? Dual Holley carbs? 500w stereo? Fuzzy Dice? There was always someone telling me I do not (usually girlfriend).
Some people look at their computers like a Corrolla out on the sidewalk, others like a 68 GTO in an air conditioned garage. Same arguments, new millennium!
WEI is like a midnight 1/4 mile run: it tells nothing
. And everything
(it also tests the new video drivers)