I've never had any problems with Vista and i have been using for about a year now. I do have all the various 'bells n whistles' turned off so that it looks more like Win 2000 than anything later. The only niggles are minor and scarcely any different to the ones I had with XP so I haven't really considered it even an upgrade to XP, just slightly different. The only real improvement was that I found that System Recovery actually works in Vista, or have I just been lucky?
And I thought I was alone in the universe! It's just that I am finicky about having my PC set-up just right & it takes quite a while to do this desktop. And it's used for so many things, I'm a bit fed up of installing PC's lately so Ill stick with Vista for a while.
You all know windows 3.1 is the best :-P Have vista and xp not got round to getting 7 yet. I am quite happy with how my computers run at the moment. You can change your computer to look how you want it to anyway what ever o/s you have.
I don't normally buy a computer with an OS installed. I like a bare HHD to start with but I did buy a laptop with Vista installed. It is nowhere near as quick as XP but, other than that, there's nothing wrong with it.