I hear ya- It's not that I like W7 just because it looks nice... honestly, i want an OS that works the way its supposed to. Manageable from an admin pov (tweak and adjust as needed) - and lastly.. a stable platform that isn't going to crash constantly. So far as my experience with 7, its been very good... my attempts to disrupt it, just for the sake, have for the most part swayed my decision to liking it. Even in beta, its been running solidly with the occasional quirk here and there but not major enough to make me uninstall. the fact that its visually appealing just sweetens the pot for me.