I'm 27 so that's a stereotype you fail on. A fair few of the other people that volunteer in the centre I work in are under 30 as well, and pretty much nobody I talk to likes Windows 8.
At 27 you're not a kid any more...so you fail at pointing out that his 'stereotype' about kids is wrong...
Keyword being evaluate. That takes time. And you must accept that upon evaluation, many will find Windows 8 is not for them. There is no IT department whose primary platform is Microsoft Server Technologies and complimentary solutions that is not evaluating Windows 8.
I wouldn't do that to you Shane, our exchange here began with you defending and supporting what I feel was a ridiculous post about IT and IT professionals that aren't just jumping on the Windows 8 bandwagon. I'm sure I just attached your defense of that position to those statements and responded to them as a whole. Putting words in your mouth was not my intent.
I was more supporting the position that in many cases IT personnel have become lazy. Every single time a huge change happens in Windows there is grumbling, and it's usually loudest from the IT folks.
The last 6 years have been especially filled with it. XP let them get a little too complacent due to how long it has lasted.
I don't think anyone should just jump on a bandwagon with something that is unproven. I do however thing IT folks have become more close-minded and less open towards testing/evaluating new things.
It reminds me of a lyric from Linkin Park:
'Cause even the blueprint is a gift and a curse
'Cause once you have the theory of how the thing works
Everybody wants the next thing to be just like the first