Its really too early to discuss the merits of Windows 8. It would be my suggestion that if you like Seven, just contiue to use and enjoy it. When 8 is finally released, its best to wait a while until the kinks are worked out and they issue an SP1. While you are waiting for the SP, read about the features in 8. If there is nothing that you really want stay with 7. If there are features that you want, you can intstall 8. Seven will continue to be supported by MS for many more years.