Meh, Your problem is thinking there is going to be one or the other, when this has proven to be false in past few years.
Touch based devices and a traditional desktop computer serve totally different purposes. While you can do some of the same on both, one does a certain task better.
No one is ever going to want to carry a desktop computer in their pocket to quickly check email, text, look up something, call people, etc, and no one is ever going to want to do real work on a current mobile touch device.
Traditional desktop computers are going no where.
They will simply co-exist together, since they are completely different.
Mistake Microsoft made was trying to make them ONE and force it on others.
Then explain Android.
Android started as a touch-only OS, but grew to accept non-touch input - most WindowsRT devices started as Android-only devices.
That is, I think, the real issue - the acceptance of change is predicated on it NOT being Windows that changes.
Windows - from a UI point of view - has changed the least of any OS since 1995; what changes there HAVE been have been fought tooth and nail.
Most of those that want no part of ModernUI would be quite happy if Android supplanted Windows in terms of non-desktop form factors - *because* Windows would be the way they wanted. They are perfectly happy with Windows becoming a niche operating system.
Never mind that it's not what Microsoft wants - what THEY want is for Windows to change as little as possible.
I tried Windows 8 on my desktop on two different occasions, and both times the UI was frustrating and felt unintuitive. I really wanted to like Windows 8 but it feels like a step down from Windows 7 -- it has almost nothing to offer me to make me want to switch to it. I'm sure I could get comfortable with the UI in time, but honestly I don't see a benefit in "upgrading" to Win 8 right now or anytime soon.
I've never been much of a Linux user but after Windows 7 gets old enough, I will seriously look into using Linux as my main OS.
And you have added another data point - you are unaccepting of the idea of a change in Windows. By stating a desire to leave Windows altogether, rather than accept ANY change, you are basically voting not for status quo ante, but for the status quo period.