Unless you have a touch-screen, I haven't seen enough to warrant a upgrade to Windows 8. No updated versions of Media Pleyer or Media Center. DirectX only truly get's a service pack update and goes from dx11 to dx11.1 ala Vista RTM dx10 to Vista SP1 dx10.1. For a regular non-touch-screen user their truly aren't enough improvements over Windows 7, especially if your pc has a ssd. A 1-2 startup improvement won't truly be noticed by many. The restore feature is cool, but if you already do system image backups, there isn't a improvement to be had. Then there's the fact that alot of the features are super hidden to the point most user's will never find them. For example Windows Media Center is in the Consumer Preview, yet it's only show's up if you do a search for Windows Media or even Windows Media Player. If you open up C:\Program Files or C:\Program Files (x86) it's not listed, like Windows Media Player is. You add all this up and begin to realize that Microsoft has put alot of extra unnecessary steps in 8, which actually slow's down productivity for most user's, instead of improving it. Maybe Release Candidate will change a few thing's, but more than likely won't improve all the one's that matter to most people.