This (Windows 8 has problems, but it doesn’t deserve the dreaded Vista comparison)says that Windows 8 is only good for touch screens.
He is wrong. Windows 8 is just Windows 7 with new "window" dressing and a few new good features. The backup and app search are 10X better than Windows 7 [Start] menu or (especially) OS X Finder.
If you need to old Win 7 desktop, just click on the giant DESKTOP button.
You will be right back to familiar territory. There is nothing to fear from Windows 8, except time wasted playing with the new free (or low cost) games and apps from the Windows 8 store.
They are easy to build also, as the HTML5 Canvas (we tested all of our book's apps with in) can easily be compiled into Windows Store Apps. This gives you the ability to port all of the older Flash, Android, or iOS games that you want to port to a new platform.