Did you grab the correct 32 or 64bit version for your system
Do you really use the task manager that often that you would change OS over something there are a million utils out there to view/manage processes running on your system other than the built in one.
I use it now and then if something is hung up, etc.. But its a tool, I really could give 2 ****s how it looks Does it do what I need it to do is the only requirement that is important.. It shows me the processes and their pids and how much cpu they are using, etc.. There you go meets my needs
Yes I did grab the 64bit version and while I don't say I use the task manager often enough that I would want to change its looks, running Win8 on a VM, it has many more tools and capabilities that make it far superior in situations I have been in before with Win7.
After installing Classic Shell on my VM, it's quite similar to 7, with the capabilities of the metroUI if I want to use it.
The main thing for me is I plan on reinstalling my system soon, that's a given, to me it's a factor of which one will serve me better in the long run, not whether or not the upgrade cost is worth it, or whether or not what I'm using now serves me fine. Yes Win7 is serving me fine....I have no complaints about Win7 (other than the dual monitor support), but I think with something like Classic Shell I can make Win8's interface serve me virtually the same, with some improvements here and there that will serve me better.
Any features/issues I should take a second look at pertaining to Win8 before making a final decision?