pretty well concludes, well, a really disappointing introduction. MS stripped away several features promised early on. And the state of the actual release is full of incompatibilities & holes needing a rather large & well thought out service pack before it's somewhat "normally" usable.
However, for all those who like to cling to the functional past - the new look & feel is the future. You'll be pretty much all be addressing it eventually. OK, so maybe you can go 5 five years (as I've known several who have done that in the past when with a version they got along with well.) But, over time you've just going to get long in the tooth.
Uncomfortable or not, it will be the future. More modern. May we all eventually progress, converge & integrate. If only MS could write software as elegantly as Apple. With time they each "borrow" from the other. They both act like despots. Choose your despot.
So much for my rambling as I'm an old Mac dude. An Intel Mac (with quad core or their recently revealed major step forward thing) running both platforms with Parallels would seem fine. Dang it, ya' shouldn't over buy cause it costs too much.
Hasn't any computer you've had 5 years seemed rather left behind?