I really do not see why so many people have issues with windows 8. Its not like with vista there were performance issues.
Pretty much anything with mechanical hard drives, especially loaded with bloatware, sooner or later gets performance issues.
I don't see much value in this. They're missing the point. People aren't deciding against buying desktops and laptops because of Windows 8. They're buying portable devices.
I figure portable devices are selling only 1) where people can afford them to follow the trend and 2) where people cannot afford anything else. I work in retail and such portable device (namely, tablet) sales are as shyte as they can be, while enterprises keep buying desktops and people keep buying laptops in increasingly greater numbers. Now, of course, it's not a great deal of market, but I feel obligated to note that the "portable device" statement is not accurate everywhere.