WIndows 8 is the future whether you like it or not. Touch screen interface is good for smartphones, touch screen is good for tablets, and toch screen is good for numerroous comuteing devices.
True, some people do not like to learn new tricks, but once we all know how to use it, it is just so much better for decades to come.
Since released 2 months aog, now we already have 50 millions of PCs with Win 8 in use, and last week, MSFt just won a contract from US government for some $615 millions for Windows 8 use.
Win 8 is the first operation system that unifies on the same user interface from smartphones to tablets, to laptops, then to desktops, and then to X-boxes. This is the best thign that can happen to world in terms of productionvity and usefulness.