Meh. I remember when my Windows XP computer broke and I absolutely hated Windows 7. There weren't enough improvements for me to switch and so I downgraded. I bought a laptop about two or three months ago that was really cheap and it came with Windows 7. Rather than go back to XP and go driver hunting, I paid the $15 to upgrade to 8 since that is ridiculously cheap for legit Windows. I haven't looked back since.
The only computer I have on 7 is my FTP and that's because a.) I never actually use the computer except to remote in and restart it or add user accounts and b.) XP was making very simple things on the network complicated because of how much technology has changed. When I reformatted another laptop and was waiting for my Windows 8 disc, I kept it on 7. I groaned and just stopped using it until the copy came in.
Why would I want to go back to having to download every single driver known to man before doing an install/reformat? Why do I need a context menu that's always there that I only ever use for Run? Only one taskbar unless I run bloatware?
Then there's the things that I can't do without. Natively pause file transfers. Real-time file transfer rates. Everything that was cramped on the start menu is now laid out on the entire screen and the best part is that one button brings me to it and takes it out of my sight.
Modern UI is definitely in an infant stage and it's making Apple products look ultra customizable in comparison but I'd never go back from 8 because of the desktop experience alone.
Here's my desktop:
Here's my Start Screen
I've never been able to do this in Windows before.