I just started using it.....seems incredibly complex and obtuse....is this the Microsoft touch at work? I think it is a fantastic tool, just difficult to use unless you are on it several hours per day.
Go into the electronics section of any Walmart, you will see that in fact there are "old" PCs with Windows 8 installed, in fact I did not see anything else in the PC selections except W8. This is an extremely interesting insight, so perhaps W8 is not the disaster some think it is.
I think it's a legitimate question. Especially for a laptop that is not readily convertible to a tablet such as the Dell XPS12. Touch screens are not particularly useful beyond the phone and tablet form factors.