Hey folks, I'm new here at this forum but I'd like to get the ball rolling. Post a short description of your everyday usage of Windows 8, your system (laptop, desktop, Surface, or custom) and one praise and one gripe. I'll start out with mine I decided this holidays to finally build my own system. I decided to go for a media-centric approach. I use it for games, movies, music and I love it. I am on a touch screen monitor but I used Windows 8 for about 2 weeks before my touch monitor arrived and had no gripes then either. Windows 8 is really intuitive to use for consumption. I can check facebook, watch youtube, check on my favorite sports teams (thank you for adding college teams), see new headlines, check my emails, reddit, watch movies, and listen to music with big, easy to tap or click tiles. I am a big fan of the metro interface, not because I'm big fan of tablet or phone OS's (in fact i own neither) but because the pinning and grouping helps me keep organized. My desktop in Windows 7 was chaos but in metro i can group tiles and name them to keep organized. To me its a streamlined experience. My computer consists of an i53750k, geforce 680, 8gbs RAM and a 256gb ssd. Its hooked up to an Acer T23HL touch monitor and a Samsung 23A700D 3D monitor. It runs games flawlessly and is perfect for 3D movies. Probably my favorite feature of Windows has to be the all the changes addressed for power users. Windows + X, the new file explorer, and file transfer interface. The most frustrating thing to me is the extra click on the lock screen and the fact that you can't work on 2 metro apps on 2 different monitors. (yet you can use 2 different apps on 1 monitor lol wat?) PS I'm glad i finally found a forum to have discussion about windows 8 and not just support for it. I'm looking forward to hearing everyones opinion both positive and negative. Regards!